[linux-elitists] Infringement as Marketing
Wed Dec 17 09:33:51 PST 2003
>>>>> "DM" == Don Marti <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
DM> ... Since Iraq never signed on
DM> to the copyright conventions common in other countries, Iraqis
DM> have no sensitivity to the issue.
That sensitivity will not develop even when the proper laws and
international agreements are set up. I am afraid Iraq will have
trouble enforcing even laws against murder for a while. Their best
bet in developing open source know-how is for some US company _using_
open source to get some gov't IT infrastructure contracts. When time
comes for Iraqis themselves to do government purchasing,
well-connected locals would tend to bid using whatever stuff that's
already there and employ the local talent.
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