Copyright Theft (was Re: # and believe me, Perl is still alive... still alive!...)

Zbigniew Lukasiak zzbbyy at
Thu Dec 11 16:10:04 GMT 2008

Hi Nigel,

Thanks for your defence and all, but please don't treat that so
seriously - this way you only perpetuate that notion that it was
something to kill each other about.  If you believe (as I do) that it
was a major overreaction for a simple mistake - then please don't feed
it with even more big words.  Treat it lightly - as it deserves.


On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 4:02 PM, Nigel Hamilton <nigel at> wrote:
> 2008/12/10 Zbigniew Lukasiak <zzbbyy at>
>> I am really sorry for starting this.  I hereby publicly apologize to
>> Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Randal L. Schwartz and the publisher.
> Don't be sorry. You haven't breached their copyright - it's perfectly
> acceptable "fair use" for you to take a small tract of text and use it with
> acknowledgement to the authors.
> But I think the response you received shows - unfairness, cluelessness and
> hypocrisy:
> * unfairness - I think Larry, Tom and Randal wanted that passage to mean
> something - isn't it  sad and ironic that in 2008 it was used to whack some
> over the head?
> * cluelessness - some people have argued vociferously about IP yet they
> don't really understand it.
> * hypocrisy - why won't they stand up for the IP rights of The Perl
> Foundation?
> You have a right to be here and a right to respect and so do your ideas.
> This is a seriously sad day for Perl.
> You deserve an apology and I hope you get it.
> NIge

Zbigniew Lukasiak

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