Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Jan 2007 23:31 UTC
RISC OS The shared source licence being drawn up as part of the RISC OS Open project is in the hands of lawyers, it was revealed this week. In a report to be published by Archive magazine, Castle are said to have spent a 'lot of money' on legal bills to make the licence watertight. The company fears loopholes may be found in their complex shared source agreement which could allow royalty free use of the source code for commercial purposes or let people avoid disclosing updates to the RISC OS blueprints.
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Piggy Back
by npang on Mon 15th Jan 2007 12:53 UTC
npang
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2006-11-26

Seems to me that these people just want to piggy back upon free (no cost) software development. I bet these people understand the terms of 'Free Open Source Software' and seem to fear some part of it and as a result, they write up their own licence that 'has all the good parts of open source' and 'reduces or eliminates all the bad parts'. I guess they believe that they should be only ones getting monetary compensation for their Intellectual Property.

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