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Re: why open source software is better

From: Aaron Kulkis
Subject: Re: why open source software is better
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 16:10:12 -0500

"" wrote:
> Les Mikesell <> wrote in message
> news:Lo8n6.4637$
> >
> > "" <> wrote in message
> > news:97i0t4$4tb$
> > >
> > > > The subject line for this message should be "why open source software
> > > > is better for the *customer*".
> > >
> > > No, it should be "why open source software is better for the customer in
> > the
> > > short run".  Anything that drives producers out of the market in the
> long
> > > run is bad for consumers in the long run, business cycles not
> > withstanding.
> >
> > The only producers that open source can drive out of the market are the
> > ones who do not have a better product or service or are charging more
> > than it is worth.
> Not true (see below)
> There is no evidence for any illegal anti-competitive
> > activity by any open source producer
> Ahem... government employees who produce software in the course of their
> daily work are *legally* obligated to place that work in the public domain.

I'd like to see you take that to court.

If the GPL had been in existance when the "public domain" law was
around, I can be reasonably sure that the law would read "open source"
or something similar.

Aaron R. Kulkis
Unix Systems Engineer
DNRC Minister of all I survey
ICQ # 3056642

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