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Re: [ossig] Malaysian Law With Respect To Employees Who Program On Their Own Time



Uwe Dippel wrote:

> Nur Hussein wrote:
>
>>     Though packaged in various flavours:
>>     1. Software architecture is highly delicate stuff
>>     2. Software architecture needs to be protected from being 
>> open-sourced
>>     3. Software architecture as IP is the core value of our shares
>>     (Does government tenders require us to open-source ?)
>>
>>     Maybe this is even right, I dunno.
>>
>> It isn't right.
>
>
> I didn't think so, either. But I was willing to accept their point of 
> view as being their concern, and maybe even more.
> I was angry at their resolve to hammer it to the audience instead of 
> entering into a discusion and listen to arguments.
> The bad will was exposed by the contributor comparing the topic with 
> the twin-towers:
> To construct a solid 88-storey building the architects had the liberty 
> to decide on the material. Now the government wanted to prescribe 
> wood, and that wouldn't be solid for more than a few storeys compared 
> to the traditional steel. So the government should not prescribe, but 
> leave the decision to the architects.
> Something to that behalf. Surely, this has more than one logical flaw. 
> Firstly, if it can be made from wood, by someone else, the steel-boys 
> better buck up instead of asking for protection. Secondly, it was an 
> offence to implicitely compare the current direction (FOSS) with 
> insolid wood unsuitable to construct what is required.
> Nobody ought to be entitled to get the tenders written to suit the 
> business interests of the bidder(s).
>
> Uwe
>
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