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Re: "toll-free bridging"

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: "toll-free bridging"
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 19:55:22 -0500

strobe anarkhos wrote:


> So what do you expect them to do? If Darwin has patented source the
> dumbass who added it isn't going to be sued, Apple is going to be sued.

...and then nobody has any right to even posess Darwin, at least the versions
licensed under APSL 1.0 and 1.1.

> I mean DUH! How the HELL are you going to prove source isn't a patent
> unless Apple represents the Darwin developer IN COURT?!

Since the point seems to have sailed over your head, it means that Apple was
within its rights to revoke even the USAGE right to the code if someone even
made the CLAIM of patent infringement.

> Geez you people are so unrealistic.

No, it's completely realistic to expect my own source to not be held hostage
by someone else's legal woes. Free software licenses (and all Open Source
licenses as well) live up to that expectation. APSL does not, even in the 1.2

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