[wilhelmtux-discussion] Open Source Licensing..

Nicola Fankhauser nicola.fankhauser at variant.ch
Don Feb 13 21:16:48 CET 2003

On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 19:53, Claude Almansi wrote:
> The question came up at the Copyright o Copyleft seminar in Bellinzona
> last year (1) as a very intricate one - and Professor Cottier, who
> teaches at the Institut Suisse de Droit Comparé in Lausanne and at the
> Università della Svizzera Italiana, confirmed it in an e-mail.

he confirmed what exactly?

> The funny thing with the Swiss law on author's right is that it says
> (http://www.admin.ch/ch/f/rs/231_1/a17.html or
> http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/231_1/a17.html ) that if someone creates a
> software while working for an employer, the intellectual property is the
> employer's - contrary to the principle of "droit imprescriptible" that
> applies to other creations. 

yes, strange but true.

> For the whole law on authors' rights, see
> http://www.admin.ch/ch/f/rs/231_1/index.html or
> http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/231_1/index.html - but then it doesn't deal
> with 

with what? :) maybe your post was considered as a threat by Ruth's
Hooligans Database (transferred by Moritz' DBA) to the european soccer
championships 2008? :/

> For the law on industrial property, the Lisbon convention applies to CH
> too: http://www.admin.ch/ch/f/rs/0_232_03/index.html  or
> http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/0_232_03/index.html (damned unreadable with
> no subtitles for each article, sorry)

just work with square brackets, like this [1] or that [2].

[1] http://bla.com/
[2] http://foo.net/

> (1) http://www.comunic-azione.ch/weblaw/diavolo/copyright.htm sorry for

this did not answer my question either...

so, the question remains: can licenses just been withdrawn at will in