RedHat and software patents

Joerg Schilling schilling at
Tue May 28 16:03:47 UTC 2002

>From simo.sorce at Tue May 28 15:15:12 2002

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>On Tue, 2002-05-28 at 14:29, Joerg Schilling wrote:
>> Let us call it this way:
>> They are definitely _not_ _going_ the Open Source / Free Software way:
>> -	They are Open Source -> Yes
>> -	The software they create  benefits from OSS/FS development
>> 	paradigms -> NO

>I disagree with you sorry, but I think it is the other way.

>Open Source Movement has put all the emphasis into promoting the
>collaborative superior force and all other merely technical merits of
>the so called Open Source, when RedHat do not accept changes in their
>own tree they simply choose not to exploit one of the supposed
>advantages of Open Source however they still fulfill both OS definition
>and FS definition.

So they do not get the main advantage OSS provides.


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