August 28, 2000

ESR on the DVDCCA's legal brief

Author: JT Smith

Eric S. Raymond takes exception to the DVDCCA's brief: "We in the open source movement respect copyright; in fact, we use
copyright law to underpin the licenses that define the social contract
of our community. The basis of Matthew Pavlovich's work, and of our
community's opposition to the DVDCCA lawsuit, lies in that social
contract; a belief, founded in both engineering pragmatics and ethical
conviction, in the *voluntary* sharing of program source code and the
*voluntary* renunciation of secrecy." ESR's statement is posted at


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