From: Antoine Leca (
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 14:14:28 EDT

Sorry to respond my own post, but it appears I was wrongly expressing myself.
I shall try to correct the shot a little.

I wrote, quoting G. Adam Stanislav:
> > Copyleft represents a software license agreement.
> Certainly (I like "agreement" above, because it conveys a meaning of
> exchange of common values). And as a legal term, it has same status
> as the Copyright sign (unless I am missing something).

As everyone noted, I was wrong about the status of the Copyright sign.
Sorry for that.
I stand corrected. Thanks to the people that did detailled explanations.
Please discard the ideas with Copyright, that is too though for me anyway.

My idea is that if someone use the Copyleft sign, it intents to convey
a meaning. If it is just a way to indicates fellowship to FSF, then
that is plain wrong encoding this character (I understand everyone
agrees on that).

Now if this intent goes a little further, perhaps if the sign is used
as an abbreviation of something more lengthly... Something along the
lines of "no rights reserved. no warranties. no fees. no royalties."

That is the point I was trying to make. And there I was making a
parallel with the TM sign in my head. And goes in my diatribe.

Sorry for the diatribe.


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