The next step

Ken Shan
Mon, 28 May 2001 11:49:37 -0400

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On 2001-05-28T16:14:29+0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
> As I understand it, the situation is worse than that.  The mere
> existence of GPL code poses a threat to commercial software: if a
> programmer happens to read some GPL code and then goes on to use similar
> techniques in proprietary code, the owner of the proprietary code is in
> a legally difficult position.

Really?  I've assumed that GPL only deals with copyright, and
techniques one uses in code are matters of patents and trade secrets.

Here's a message on what license to use, from gnu.misc.discuss:

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>>My SUV is bigger than your bike.  Stay out of the damn road!
>Kiss my reflector, SUV-boy
I'm too busy sucking on my tailpipe, bike dude.

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