Subject: Re: compatibility and the OSD
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 12:32:06 -0700

Quoting Bob Scheifler (Bob.Scheifler@Sun.COM):

[Attribution Assurance License quotation]

> It seems to me the door is open to placing restrictions on distribution
> of derivative works.

I wouldn't call that a meaningful restriction:  Attribution is a
(disclaimable) right automatically available to all copyright holders.
Calling it a "restriction on distribution" strikes me as abusing the
latter concept.

Cheers,        "A raccoon tangled with a 23,000 volt line, today.  The results
Rick Moen       blacked out 1400 homes and, of course, one raccoon."                                  -- Steel City News