Potentially Viral Software

Charles Krug charles@pentek.com
Tue Jun 26 05:57:00 GMT 2001


On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 02:29:52PM -0700, cygwin-return-31659-charles=pentek.com@sources.redhat.com wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jun 2001 17:08:31 -0400 
> David A Cobb <superbiskit@home.com> wrote:
> 
> > I hadn't heard of such a category until I read the recent M$ EULA.
> > However we should all loudly proclaim:
> 
> > DO NOT BUY OR USE POTENTIALLY VIRAL SOFTWARE.  POTENTIALLY VIRAL
> > SOFTWARE IS ANY PRODUCT THE SOURCE FOR WHICH IS _NOT_ AVAILABLE
> > FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION BY THE COMMUNITY OF PRACTITIONERS OF THE
> > TRADE.
> 
> The MS Dev beta license is unenforceable in the same way that "you
> may not reverse engineer this" licenses are.  Unfortunately this
> will mean a few would be contributors who didn't think about it are
> scared off.
> 

Also means that a GPL'd version will out sooner rather than later.


-- 
Charles Krug, Jr.
Systems Engineer
Pentek Corp
1 Park Way
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458


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