[oclug] non-reciprocating signers
raywood at magma.ca
Fri Jun 6 15:17:36 EDT 2003
On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 01:36:41PM -0400, Francis J. A. Pinteric remarked:
> On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 11:23:49 -0400 "Michael P. Soulier" wrote:
> > On 06/06/03 Brad Barnett did speaketh:
> > > After all, if you could somehow force every copy of Linux
> > > being used, to generate a royalty for you, wouldn't that
> > > be nice?
> > This whole issue raises some valid concerns about IP and the
> > accountability of those who inherit said code. If someone
> > submits a patch to something that I am the benevolent
> > dictator for, how can I be assured that they didn't steal
> > the code?
> > Granted, many would argue that propetary code is evil in the
> > first place, but I live in the real world.
> > Mike
> True enough, but one could also take an agressive stance on
> this sort of thing. If, for the sake of arguement, SCO did
> plant some of it's proprietary code into the linux kernel with
> the full intent of raising this litigation, then the Linux
> Community is within it's right to countersue for restraint of
> trade. In any case, even if SCO did do this, the fact that
> they themselves distributed their own version of Linux under
> the GPL makes all of this moot.
Holy mother of Christ! He lives!!
Welcome back, good Doctor ;)
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