[Discuss] Publish OSHW with CC0?

Roy Nielsen amrset at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 14:28:58 UTC 2014


I would think that if this kind of effort would be successful, some heavy
lobbying would be required.  Meaning full time people engaging lawmakers.
Meaning some real money involved.

Or some corporate sponsors willing to help with the process.  Or some
combination of the two.

Do you think fundraising for this worthy of some kind of crowdsourcing?  Do
you think anyone would be willing to lead the charge or know of a company
that might be willing to help?

I have a variety of career goals that don't include politics :)


On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 7:20 AM, Javier Serrano <Javier.Serrano at cern.ch>

> On 11/05/2014 02:30 PM, Roy Nielsen wrote:
> > Maybe it's time for a group of people to go to lawmakers to create
> > copyleft law(s) that balance out the closed nature of patent law.  Or
> > work on changing patent law to have copyleft provisions.
> If copyleft were decoupled from copyright -- and I don't have a clue of
> how difficult that would be -- copyleft advocacy would be freed from
> considerations on copyright, an uncomfortable but unavoidable travel
> companion for many. When RMS invented copyleft, it remained to be seen
> what its value for society would be. Now that it's proven, I think the
> case could become more compelling for lawmakers.
> Cheers,
> Javier
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