[linux-elitists] California Copyleft Research Initiative of 2001
Sun Jul 1 13:14:10 PDT 2001
>>>>> "Bad" == Bad <firstname.lastname@example.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.
Bad> So maybe change the copyleft requirement to "public domain."
No, I don't think so.
Bad> Actually, that'd possibly be better. Since Microsoft seems
Bad> hip on the public domain, ALL RESEARCH must go public
Microsoft is hip on public domain because it suits them perfectly.
If the Linux kernel was in the public domain, we could see a duly
embraced extended and closed MS-Linux. They don't like the
GPL because they cannot touch the codebase.
Bad> Getting an early start means that we can take
Bad> Microsoft execs words and apply them to a new idea: all
Bad> research must be public domain. [...]
Which they would support to kill GPL'ed work coming from graduate
students. Let's not do that.
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