Subject: Re: Simple Public License, Please Review
From: bruce@perens.com (Bruce Perens)
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 14:49:16 -0700 (PDT)

> For the sole purpose of taking action against an infringer of
> our copyrights, including actions seeking remedies, compensation,
> or the recovery of damages, anyone engaged in the lawful distribution
> of our software shall be considered a beneficial owner of the
> rights to copy and distribute it, and therefore has the authority
> to pursue such actions.

It sounds as if you're attempting to assign the right to prosecute an
infringement of a right that the prosecuting party doesn't own. It's
so much of a doublethink that I doubt any court would accept it.

You're going to need an attorney to have the slightest chance of making
this work.

	Thanks

	Bruce