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Re: [vox] Outlaws redux
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Re: [vox] Outlaws redux

"R. Douglas Barbieri" wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 08:46:43AM -0800, Nicole TWN wrote:
> > At 12:40 AM 11/19/2003, you wrote:
> > >My point is to give Pete a practical suggestion.  There's no
> > >way a legal department is going to bless the idea of giving
> > >away IP.  If it's not championed by someone with a broader
> > >vision, it's dead.  Therefore: find someone else in a
> > >decision-making capacity to talk to, or give up.
> >
> >
> > I'm with Rod.  Someone in authority needs to help them see past the scary
> > "give away code" to the "painless way to generate tremendous goodwill and
> > community".
> I also think these guys are confusing GPLing code versus releasing code
> into the public domain.  The former means you still retain the copyright
> and ownership rights.

Right. And also they think that releasing the code under GPL prevents
them from selling their product. They don't realize that selling their
product with the source code GPLed enables other developers to
make impovements that they can then sell.

> > --nicole twn
> >
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