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Re: lynx-dev Re: Who Is Using Lynx

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: Who Is Using Lynx
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 22:31:05 -0500 (EST)

On Remembrance Day, Klaus Weide wrote: 
> On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Philip Webb wrote:
>> legally, anyone can use it free of charge: the only restriction with Lynx is
>> that if you do any development of your own you must publish the source
> This is wrong.
> You are only required to make the source available if you distribute.
> If you don't distribute, there is no requirement to publish the source.

obviously: i assume the gentleman is ordinarily intelligent & has access
to competent legal advice, having got COPYING as previously suggested.
>> your company would be free to develop your own code to do that,
>> but you would be expected to make the source available
>> for the public user community.
> Expected - probably.  Required - no.

just what i said.
>> certainly, M$ employees have sent friendly messages to lynx-dev,
>> inquiring or contributing to the effort in some way.
> I already see this growing from "anecdotal evidence" to "certainly...",
> are we witnessing a myth in the making here? URL please?

it was probably during your  347 day  absence,
during which Lynx progressed as at other times:
you can search the Archive for those months as well as i can.

Mr Benavides is getting a small taste of the vigorous debate
which always surrounds the development of open-source software (smile):
i hope we are not overloading his mailbox.

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