[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hackage accounts and real names

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Tue Apr 6 03:52:01 EDT 2010

Pekka Enberg <penberg at cs.helsinki.fi> writes:

> Can you really legally distribute your software under an open source
> license if you don't use your real name? 

I think it would be hard to enforce any copyright license without
revealing the connection between your pseudonym and real person, but
I don't see any reason why a pseudonym should make it actually illegal
to distribute your own work, open source or not.

There seems to be some precedent: plenty of books, music (and even
certain scientific works) have been written under pseudonym, without
anybody suggesting these works not be covered by copyright, or that
their distribution would be against the law.

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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