Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Aug 2007 20:13 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The OSI License-Discuss mailing list has been ablaze for the past few days since Microsoft submitted its Permissive License to the OSI for official open source license approval. Jon Rosenberg, source program director for Microsoft, posted, "Microsoft believes that this license provides unique value to the open source community by delivering simplicity, brevity, and permissive terms combined with intellectual property protection."
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RE[2]: To be honest...
by tyrione on Sun 19th Aug 2007 04:21 UTC in reply to "RE: To be honest..."
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

Convicted of being a Monopoly is an admission the company is criminal.

However, they did have the biggest balls for over a decade by dangling their giant nutsack in the face of the public and getting away with it.

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RE[3]: To be honest...
by MollyC on Sun 19th Aug 2007 04:50 in reply to "RE[2]: To be honest..."
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

"Convicted of being a Monopoly is an admission the company is criminal."

You might want to research the difference between "criminal" law and "civil" law before speaking on this topic again, lest you continue to look uneducated.

Oh, and "convicted of being a monopoly" is a meaningless phrase.

Edited 2007-08-19 04:54

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RE[4]: To be honest...
by ma_d on Sun 19th Aug 2007 15:16 in reply to "RE[3]: To be honest..."
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

The "informal" definition (New Oxford) of the adjective criminal:
"informal (of an action or situation) deplorable and shocking : he may never fulfill his potential, and that would be a criminal waste."

He's plenty close enough, regardless of the legalese.

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