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.

         Brian
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