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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- InformationWeek: "Pick Your Open Source Po


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- InformationWeek: "Pick Your Open Source Poison: Microsoft's Patent Claims Or GPLv3"
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 22:23:28 -0500
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Lee Hollaar writes:
> But the thing I was thinking about if the House bill had passed was that
> any contribution by a government contractor (like a university research
> project) would be in the public domain.  How might that affect the GPL,
> and if it did, would it mean the loss of a great source of GPLed works?

It would probably have resulted in a net gain.  Many programs that are now
closed source would have entered the public domain where improved versions
could subsequently have been released under the GPL.
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John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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