[linux-elitists] [firstname.lastname@example.org: Microsoft proposing FreeSoftware ban]
Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO
Thu May 3 21:15:15 PDT 2001
<<Some people not releasing source code >>
Right - it is embrasing and then extending the code and then not releasing
the source code is the problem.
<<isn't a particularly serious
problem if reverse engineering is available.>>
Nah - beleive it or not, not everything can easily be reversed engineered,
aside which their won't be enough with knowledge of software design left to
reverse the almost working programs.
<<Software patents and threats to reverse engineering are the
particularly egregious threats to free software.>>
Those are additional threates.
<< Organizations that
don't release source code to particular programs aren't. Free
software can do just fine without copyright -- can positive thrive --
as long as these other threats can be overcome.
Definetely not. At least I don't beleive so. The whole TCP networking
intereface would be undermined in 6 months by a forced NT upgrade which
embraced the code and extended it. In fact, that is still a threat.
Where is JAY on this topic -- it is his favorite..........
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