Re: Document on Holt bill (was Re: I need your help today-- oppose Holt bill as introduced)

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian_at_behlendorf_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jun 26 2009 - 12:57:54 CDT

On Fri, 26 Jun 2009, Alan Dechert wrote:
> Mostly, it will be the Holt bill with a bunch of stuff deleted. However,
> there will also be some changes. For example, the bill says $5 million for
> R&D on accessible technology. This technology will become "non proprietary"
> for use by anyone including vendors. We want to specify that the licensing
> will be GPL, not BSD-style. So, vendors can use it but, it they do, the
> resulting product must also be open. As it stands, they could incorporate it
> into their proprietary product.

That's an easy way to guarantee it won't get included, and to continue to
allow the antibodies to paint the open source community as IP extremists.

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