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I guess it pays to keep copies of all development copies of your software, so that you can show you independently came to your solution. It will totally stifle all Open Source Software if you can't use something you thought of, solely because someone claims they "have dibs on it". But maybe that is the ultimate agenda of Microsoft and SCO....destroy Open Source....damn them to HELL.

If someone has some kind of secret code, they better keep it secret, because once it is leaked, it is as good as "common knowledge.

There is an old saying in Philosophy..."There is no stopping an idea whose time has come".

I think this applies to code...when a problem arises, many people come to the same solution, and usually when the "best syntax" is found, it all looks similar. It will be an ugly world, if we have to hire a lawyer everytime we release some code. And if it comes to that, then all development will move to locations which don't respect the "software treaties".


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In reply to Re: What if it were you instead of Linus? by zentara
in thread What if it were you instead of Linus? by grantm

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