[A2k] Open letter

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 09:41:24 PST 2011


and the link: http://www.petitiononline.com/CSGFeb11/petition.html

2011/2/17 Silke Helfrich <Silke.Helfrich at gmx.de>

> > What is this open letter you are talking about.  I do not find it in
> > earlier post.  Maybe I did not read the relevant one.
> >
>
> Cher Bernard,
>
> see attachment, that is the version with the first signatures as
> presented last Friday to the following networks and media:
>
> Abong, association brésilienne des ONG (Brésil)
> Action Jeunesse (Maroc)
> African Klomeo renaissance (Nigeria)
> AK-Project (Sénégal)
> Alai - Agencia Latinoamericana de Información (Ecuador)
> Alba TV (Venezuela)
> Alternatives (Canada)
> Amarc Association mondiale des radios communautaires
> Aphad (Sénégal)
> Arcoiris TV (Italie)
> Babels
> Berlin Carré (Allemagne)
> Caritas (France)
> CIC Bata (Espagne)
> Cdtm72 (France)
> Cedidelp (France)
> Ciranda (Brésil)
> Citim (France)
> Communautique (Canada)
> Editions Charles Léopold Mayer (France)
> e-Joussour (Maroc)
> Federacion de sindicatos de periodistas (Espagne)
> FocusPuller (Italie)
> Forum alternative (Maroc)
> Fundacion Quepo (Espagne)
> Giaba (Guinée Bissau)
> Guinée Culture (Guinée)
> HEKS (Sénégal)
> IMC (Africa)
> Imersao Latina (Brésil)
> Indymedia
> Intervozes (Brésil)
> KebethCache women resource center (Nigeria)
> Maison des citoyens du monde (France)
> Maison des droits de l’homme (France)
> Maison du Monde d’Evry (France)
> May first / People link (Etats-Unis)
> Mission for Youth (Ouganda)
> Pambazuka (Afrique)
> Queens Magazine (Nigeria)
> Revista Forum (Brésil)
> Ritimo (France)
> Rural Health women Day (Nigeria)
> Saharareporters.com (Nigeria)
> Social Watch (Italie)
> Solafrika
> Soylocoporti (Brésil)
> Support Initiative For sustainable development (Nigeria)
> Survie (France)
> TIE (Brésil)
> TV Star (Sénégal)
> UnisCité (France)
> UPO (Espagne)
> Vecam (France)
> WarriorsSelf-Help group (Kenya)
> WSFTV, world social forum TV
>
> Very best
> Silke
>
> >
> >
> > * Silke Helfrich <Silke.Helfrich at gmx.de>, le 15-02-11, a écrit:
> > > Dear Richard,
> > >
> > > we take this into account for the next initiave, but the letter as
> > > proposed was actually shared with the communication networks last week
> > > in Dakar, therefor we stick to that version. (We will now publish it
> > > with the signatures of those who signed it and circulate it for
> > > distribution and further signatures)
> > > The letter is written in a way, that those how receive it and media can
> > > clearly understand what it is all about.
> > >
> > > Very best
> > > Silke
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2011-02-09 at 11:15 -0500, Richard Stallman wrote:
> > > > The FSF mostly agrees with the views expressed in the letter, but
> > > > cannot sign it, because of its use of the term "intellectual
> property"
> > > > as if that referred to something coherent.  The letter goes so far as
> > > > to treat "intellectual property" as a kind of substance.
> > > >
> > > > It is a mistake to generalize about copyright law and patent law.  It
> > > > is a worse mistake to generalize about a dozen totally different
> laws.
> > > >
> > > > The reference to an attempt to "balance" the system for handling this
> > > > fictitious substance is also an obstacle.  Even in regard to
> copyright
> > > > alone, "balance" as usually interpreted is the wrong goal.  (See
> > > > http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/misinterpreting-copyright.html.  That
> > > > article's argument based on the US Constitution would carry no weight
> > > > for Brazil, but I think its conclusion is valid anyway.)
> > > >
> > > > The use of the word "protect" to describe what copyright does is also
> > > > unfortunate.  That alone would not be a reason to reject the letter,
> > > > but it's so easy to avoid -- why not avoid it?
> > > >
> > > > I suppose it is too late now to change the wording of this letter.
> > > > However, you may in the future write other texts that you'd like the
> > > > FSF to support.  These same issues are likely to arise each time,
> > > > so you may as well know about them in advance.
> > > >
> > > > The FSF is limited to the issue of free software and its sub-issues.
> > > > Some issues about the sharing of other kinds of works don't raise the
> > > > issue of free software, so the FSF would have to stay out of them.
> > > > However, this letter's issue does affect free software concerns,
> which
> > > > would have given the FSF a basis to support it ... if only the text
> > > > had been written differently.
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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