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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

On May 1, 2004, at 05:40, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:

Ah that's an interesting point. TCP/IP is a standard, so it's non free...

No, that's not true. The idea of TCP/IP is free --- an idea can't be covered by copyright, and there is AFAIK no patent being actively enforced on it. A particular description of the idea of TCP/IP could be non-free, but that doesn't make another description of the idea (the source code in the kernel) non-free.

And, actually, most of IP and TCP are from earlier RFCs, which (if I remember correctly) are free...

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