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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: Apache should join the open source java discussion
Date Fri, 19 Mar 2004 00:45:10 GMT
> A GPL-ed Java would be Microsoft's biggest nightmare. Any extensions that
> Microsoft makes will have to be made available with source code and under
> the GPL

That just means that the player with the biggest marketshare can drive
everyone else in a direction, even if they don't want to go.  And if they do
things that impinge on their own patents, the GPL says that you cannot use
their code, even though it is under the GPL.

	--- Noel


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