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Re: [SLUG] More on Allchin's comments about open source
- To: Stuart Cooper <stucoope@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] More on Allchin's comments about open source
- From: Rick Welykochy <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Feb 22 19:08:02 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Praxis Services Pty Limited
Stuart Cooper wrote:
> 1+2+3 = Microsoft Linux(TM): a non-GPL non-free proprietary derived
> work featuring embrace and extend specials for the Intel platform. The
> education campaign can mention that MacOS X did it with BSD software.
> You heard it here first.
Hmmm ... has there ever been a test case regarding the GPL?
If legal action is required, who is the plaintiff? The author of
the GPL'd software? How would that author take on a behemoth
like MS in the courts? How would the courts view the GPL?
Hopefully, copyright law ultimately protects the copyright owner
according to the licence he or she has published alongside
their work of art.
> "Starting Java" - the two most feared words on the Internet.
"Shutting down NT" - the three most welcome words on the Internet
(( even if the process does take fourteen hours ))
Ooooooooops! Does that mean B-E-E_E_E_E_E_E_E_E_E_E_E_E_E_E-E-E-R?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
"We don't do VB around here. Nor do we drink it."