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Re: [ossig] Open source software that does not follow open standards?



On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 12:59:03AM +0800, Dinesh Nair wrote:

> On Mon, 2 Aug 2004, Yusseri Yusoff wrote:

> > by itself, precludes any other applications interoperating with it. As I
> 
> theoretically   though, the use  of some  licenses could potentially
> allow OSS software to create a data  format which could then in turn
> be  protected to software patents  (yes, it's a Bad Thing(tm)) which
> would  theoretically make it an  open but proprietary standard. that
> enough of an oxymoron ? :)

Since  you're looking for  projects  which  willfully act insane,  the
possible MS FAT patents don't really  count towards putting the kernel
under this  category.  But what about Samba,  or the kernel driver for
RW NTFS?  Hell, what about WINE?


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