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Re: "Microsoft wants royalties for open-source software"



Me too, as European citizen we are immune by such policies, but it could
real help people understand the situation.

Herman Meester ha scritto:
> 
> 
> 2007/5/14, Francesco Ugolini <fugolini fedoraproject org
> <mailto:fugolini fedoraproject org>>:
> 
>     http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=development&articleId=9019238&taxonomyId=11&intsrc=kc_top
>     <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=development&articleId=9019238&taxonomyId=11&intsrc=kc_top>
> 
>     This is only an article from the hundreds that i found trough the
>     internet.
> 
>     Who is scared?
> 
>     I think it could really help Open Source communities grow.
> 
>     Stop to fight against each other, just follow our goals and our ideals.
> 
>     Seneca, a Latin writer, said: "The best ideas are common property"
> 
>     I trust completely in those words, and for this reason i will continue
>     to trust in Open Source and to help this trough Fedora Project (who has
>     in its DNA those words).
> 
>     Regards
> 
>     Francesco Ugolini
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> 
> 
> Actually, I think someone in the US should sue Microsoft for damages on
> grounds of slander or libel or whatever it's called in the US legal system.
> 
> You see, they have been saying this repeatedly over time, without
> specifying it or without any lawsuits.
> One could claim in court that this way, MS (being such a.. prominent
> player) is giving F/OSS users/makers a bad name in software land,
> scaring customers that don't know any better away from using F/OSS, thus
> damaging reputations and affecting revenues.
> All it takes is a clever attorney to make it happen - force MS to put
> their cards on the table, or just shut their hypocritical mouth. :)
> 
> As a European, I'm not *yet* likely to be affected by any of this, but
> you never know how this patent this will develop...
> 
> herman
> 

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