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Re: European Directive on Copyright Law (91/EC/250) wrt open source

On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 04:00:57PM +0200, Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> MJ Ray wrote:
> > On 2004-05-03 19:41:30 +0100 Arnoud Engelfriet <galactus@stack.nl> 
> > wrote:
> > 
> > >For example, consider Microsoft licensing its standard libraries
> > >under GPL.
> > 
> > People fork them and create competition?
> No, people would be forced to license their work under GPL or
> develop alternative standard libraries. And since MS has a
> dominant position, that alternative is not commercially feasible.
> So it would be the proprietary software people who would object.

 yep.  that's the point that i am making - _with the additional_
 point that many open source licenses are incompatible!

 e.g. the latest xfree86 license, which is causing every single
 significant distribution to stop using the latest versions, 4.4.x


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