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From "Andreas Kuckartz" <A.Kucka...@ping.de>
Subject Re: Legal concern: Are we getting to close ot a "division of markets" conversation?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 05:56:47 GMT
Am 06.06.2011 03:08, schrieb robert_weir@us.ibm.com:
> But I am very very very concerned that this conversation is starting to
> cross over into a "division of market" conversation, which has stiff
> penalties under US and international competition law.  Open source work,
> like standards, is work done voluntarily among competitors in the market.
> There are some things we must not talk about, especially things where
> competitors may be seen as arranging to reduce competition.  We need to
> steer the conversation far from this.

The discussion is not about reducing competition but about a reasonable
potential division of labor between Open Source projects to avoid
duplicate work.

For some it might also be about eliminating an existing monopoly
regarding office applications. To some extent this requires joining
forces, not dividing them.

Cheers,
Andreas


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