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Gossiping Commons(gossipingcommons.org)

82 pointsstared posted 6 days ago12 Comments
12 Comments:
Nasrudith said 6 days ago:

Even knowing the April Fool's origins I can't help but interpret it as a Discordian style satire of both copyright for trying to claim exclusivity and copyleft for going from undermining the previous to its own social contract. I am more than willing to admit that the idea may be from viewer preconceptions and overthinking as opposed to any inherent message beyond the inherently silly instructions.

homonculus1 said 6 days ago:

I've heard of copyleft but I'm not too familiar it. Can you explain how it's evolved into its own social contract?

jagged-chisel said 6 days ago:

Copyleft puts the traditional concept of copyright on its head. "Copyright" limits "who can make copies." If I hold copyright on a work, only I can make copies (or only I can decide who else can make copies.)

Copyleft uses copyright law to enforce a different scheme, a social contract. The license, which can only be assigned by the holder of copyright on a work, insists that licensees (you, if you have access to my work which I've put under an appropriate license) must also allow copying by anyone, even when you modify my work.

I don't think this is an evolution, (the parent to your comment doesn't actually claim so); I think it was the entire original intent by Stallman. What has evolved is the terms of the GPL license, attempting to keep up with changes in technology.

DoreenMichele said 6 days ago:

"Don't say anything unless it's good. And this is good...(wink)"

--- some old TV show

SQueeeeeL said 6 days ago:

This sort of reminds me of those copy pastes people would put on their Facebook walls claiming that they had no right to their photos. Are facts even license-able the same way a formula or code would be...

carlinmack said 6 days ago:

Wiki data has decided "no" to your question, all contributions are under CC0 (functionally WikiData only stores raw 'facts')

jagged-chisel said 6 days ago:

you can edit and delete comments with errors (within the allowed time)

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carlinmack said 6 days ago:

Wiki data has decided "no" to your question, all contributions are under CC0

johnnyjukey said 6 days ago:

Is it just the Entertainment industry?

nalesnik3000 said 6 days ago:

Does it mean that we can officially cancel social media?

Nasrudith said 6 days ago:

It will work out like when Puritans canceled gossip and succeeding generations lacked it entirely.