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Re: GPL confusion

From: Kenneth P. Turvey
Subject: Re: GPL confusion
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 23:59:35 -0500
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On 22 May 2004 01:08:13 GMT, Christopher Browne <> wrote:
> They are essentially selling a traditionally licensed "proprietary"
> product that is developed by the traditional sort of private corporate
> clique, but offering an option for you to "kick the tires" in advance.
> They are getting some cheap advertising out of "open source" people by
> having an occasionally-usable "open source" license for it.

I'm not sure how this is only "occasionally-usable".  You can use the
database all you want, you just can't derive work from it and release
it under a closed source license. 

I'm not sure how they could be more reasonable. 

Kenneth P. Turvey <>

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