[linux-elitists] California Copyleft Research Initiative of 2001

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Sun Jul 1 12:07:11 PDT 2001

>>>>> "BM" == Bulent Murtezaoglu <bm@acm.org> writes:

    BM> The possible MS argument is much easier to state and sell: the
    BM> GPL effectively prohibits a certain industry from using the
    BM> fruits of publicly-funded research.

So maybe change the copyleft requirement to "public domain."

Actually, that'd possibly be better. Since Microsoft seems hip on the
public domain, ALL RESEARCH must go public domain. Getting an early
start means that we can take Microsoft execs words and apply them to a
new idea: all research must be public domain.

When/if they come out with another proposal just limiting copylefted
code to the public domain, well, they will look like they're
supporting the California Public Domain Research Initiative.

Which, hey, good for us either way.


~Mr. Bad

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