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Re: [Axiom-developer] surely this must be a joke

From: Pierre Doucy
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] surely this must be a joke
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 01:14:35 +0100

Actually, what I understand is that they want to assimilate to
conterfeiting the fact of "editing, distributing, or promoting any
software that might be used to allow access to information protected
by intellectual property rights"

Although completely silly, its does not exactly mean banning open
source software at large (but for instance, it would mean banning web
browsers because you can potentially use it to illegally download

Although some of our legislators are complete morons when it comes to
high tech (I know some of them personally), especially when law
proposals are lobbied by big companies, but I believe it just has no
chance of becoming law. Way too much businesses would be harmed, and
lawmakers understand that.

Just my 2 cents...


On 12/3/05, root <address@hidden> wrote:
> French Government Lobbied to Ban Free Software
> If not, lets hope that the lead developers of algebra software
> in france are willing to give up the title and pass it on to
> someone else as well as hosting their software elsewhere.
> France is a great source of computer algebra experts and they
> have several beautiful computer algebra packages.
> We could host them on axiom-developer if needed and give the
> pro-forma official title of lead developer to someone who does
> not live in france.
> t
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