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

From: Brian Fox <bfox_at_TheOkoriGroup_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jun 26 2009 - 13:19:59 CDT

Hi Brian -

What exactly are you suggesting?

Thanks,

Brian

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Brian J. Fox
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On Jun 26, 2009, at 1:57 PM, Brian Behlendorf <brian@behlendorf.com>  
wrote:
> 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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