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[DotGNU]standards (was Re: Defining Webservices => Language)

From: Norbert Bollow
Subject: [DotGNU]standards (was Re: Defining Webservices => Language)
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 01:03:02 +0100

> > Will you get redistribution rights for that $40 fee?  I don't
> > think we should implement standards if we do not have
> > redistribution rights for the document which defines the
> > standard.
> You know I am not sure, but I don't even like using a standard that you
> have to pay for (yes I am cheap, but I don't get paid for GNUe hacking
> and most of the other Free Software I write so I don't like spending
> money on some design).

One of the goals of FreeDevelopers is to get organized in such a
way that you can actually get paid for working on projects like
DotGNU, and then it's only fair if those who create standards
get paid too.  (That doesn't mean though that the money has to
come out of your pocket :-)

But I feel it's very wrong if a GNU software project
effectively promotes a standard for which we don't even have the
right to distribute verbatim copies.  I think that's just as
wrong as it is wrong for a GNU project to promote proprietary

Greetings, Norbert.

A member of FreeDevelopers and the DotGNU Steering Committee:
Norbert Bollow, Weidlistr.18, CH-8624 Gruet   (near Zurich, Switzerland)
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