Opting Out Of Berne

David Wiley, iterating toward openness, Aug 14, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

David Wiley summarizes and discusses Dave Cormier, expressing a view with which I am in substantial agreement: "Dave finds himself in a quandry - in order to share things with others he first has to claim ownership in order to assert his legal right to share (via an open license). Most of the things we make' are really amalgams of so much that's come before, can we even rightly claim ownership? The current system forces us to if we want to share. The fact that so many of us use an open license so readily just shows how subservient we are to the copyright overlords, and perpetuates and strengthens the very system we believe is so horribly broken." Here is a video recording of Cormier's talk.
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