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Re: [DotGNU]Microsoft Shared Source License

From: Matthew Tedder
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Microsoft Shared Source License
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 16:41:47 -0800
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How did you come about interpreting "" to mean you can study the code and then 
make products based on it?  An implementation based on what you learned would 
be "TANGIBLE" and thus in violation.  In fact, Microsoft could argue that a 
whole range of software you write thereafter would be tangible works at least 
in part, based on knowledge you obtained.  Whether or not you obtained that 
knowledge from someone else before or after doesn't change the fact that you 
also obtained it from their source code.

Shared Source was a brilliant play by Microsoft, in securing their future.  
That, next to political activism to effectively ban Free Software seems 
likely to be their next wave of attack.

Matthew C. Tedder
SimpFlex Technologies, Inc.

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