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Re: [DotGNU]Open Source's Dot-Net Less Open

From: Seth Johnson
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Open Source's Dot-Net Less Open
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 17:56:33 -0500

It's an "anticipatory intimation."  LOL

The corporate interests that leaned on Miguel, didn't have
to be explicit about any aspirations they have to build a
content control infrastructure -- only to appeal to a
certain "open source pragmatism" to get the GPL out of that

The GPL emphasis on transparency goes against the aspiration
to offer a toll stream, via content control, to the
"content" industries.  I'm not speaking strictly
technically, about whether you can link to a library or
conform with an open standard -- the point has more to do
with establishing market power and rationalizing "IP" law,
after which consumer pragmatism takes over, buttressed by
certain illusory moral imperatives having to do with

I won't call this just intuition -- I have a lot of
confidence in the idea -- but describing it is difficult. 
How did I do?  LOL

Seth Johnson

Norbert Bollow wrote:
> Seth,
>   I totally agree that issues related to content control are of
> key strategic importance, and that Microsoft is fully aware
> of this, perhaps more than others.  However I don't see how
> this would have anything to do with the license change of those
> C# class libs.
> Greetings, Norbert.
> > Yes, sorry, but I was browsing old messages last night.  I
> > think the problem of content control gets tiptoed around a
> > bit.  But I think that .Net is hanging its hat on the
> > prospect of establishing content control, so Microsoft can
> > sell its DRM OS, more than most anything else.
> >
> > Seth Johnson
> >
> >
> > Norbert Bollow wrote:
> > >
> > > > What statement are you folks refering to?  I can't
> > > > fins the previous messages.
> > >
> > > The statement was something like Intel and HP being able to
> > > contribute to the Mono C# class libs only after the license of
> > > those libs was changed to a non-copyleft license.
> --
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