On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> need to have good and hard facts to back up what they say. I'm
> working on making a page of these. Will email later.
> This is winnable.
Hmm, it's worth fighting for, possibly.
> That could be the best way forward *if we lose this vote*.
Actually, I'm starting to think its the best way forward for
Free/Open Source software full stop.
Suppose the EU also becomes a tangle of software patents in the
future. Suppose, gradually, through licences like the CDDL and
(hopefully) the GPLv3 a "patent commons" is established. Can you
think of any better incentive for FOSS than "Provide some protection
against huge patent lawsuits" or "If we try sue project X, suddenly
we wont be able to run OpenSolaris, Linux, Apache, whatever in our
Look on the bright side..
1. Hopefully in the sense it will also have terms to start promoting
2. I work for Sun, but I would think it was a good licence (for what
it aims to do) regardless.
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