Re: [-empyre-] cybernetic liki
I'm a little bit baffled between what I would see as a conflict of
concepts between "open source" and
"Participants retain all copyrights to materials, resources and posts
sent to and/or through criticalartware. Once these materials,
resources and/or posts have been transmitted, criticalartware holds
non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free right rights to
archive, modify, edit, deploy, create derivative works from and
repackage these materials, resources and/or posts in any current or
future technologies.criticalartware as a platform is committed to the
pursuit of active community development, subjective hiistoricization,
software oriented arts theorypractices and the open development of
shared archival materials."
In the User Agreement.
Or is there some inherent meaning in the phrase "open source" related
to the fact that the sourcing is open, but the destination or
intermediate/final-use can somehow be locked in?
And also, isn't a UA just simply an application of one of the tired
forms of top-down relation (setting up a power-relation dialectic
between criticalware and user)? (invoking jurisprudence,
enforceability, termination, assymetric 'rights,' and 'bound by the
Just pondering the meaning of it all... reminds me of the rhizome debacle...
tech-no-mad::hypnostatic:: nifca artist-in-residence
sibelius academy::center for music & technology
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