[sf-lug] SF-LUG meeting notes for Sunday 7 January 2018

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 8 15:12:39 PST 2018

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> Even though PPD's are just plain text files?


'Proprietary' means 'lacking open source licensing giving the public the
right to to redistribute, and to create and distribute derivative works'.

I'm not sure what the point of confusion is.  It's an entirely different
concept from binary-only vs. readable source.

Anyway, if you wish to go delve through those PPDs and see if you can
find a copyright notice -and- statement of open source licensing, go
right ahead.  I lack enough interest in that printer series to bother.

Note:  As a consequence of the Berne Convention copyright treaty,
copyright title arises in any copyright-covered creative work
automatically at the moment the work is created 'in fixed form',
and the rights to distribute and make/distribute creative works vests
exclusively in the copyright owner absent a specific licence grant.

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