Re: Vendor "participation"

From: Nathan L. Adams <nadams_at_ieee_dot_org>
Date: Fri Jul 08 2005 - 16:55:19 CDT

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Richard C. Johnson wrote:
> By the way, software could be completely disclosed to the public
> (published) and still have copyright protection. It is only the secret
> part of voting system IP that is completely unacceptable. Of course, an
> OpenSource development process has its own advantages.

One small nit; Free/OpenSource Software (F/OSS) *is* copyrighted, and
that copyright is owned by the software's author(s). It is copyright law
in combination with the license that make it F/OSS:

http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/index_html

Nathan

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