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SubjectRe: beos-bootloader? (fwd)
On Thu, 16 Apr 1998 linker@nightshade.ml.org wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > [SNIP]
> >
> > > Furthermore, even if they did not *copy* code in the kernel proper.. I'de
> > > like to know what *ideas* they borrowed.. :) (i.e. they didn't just take
> > > the code, but they took the concept)..
> >
> > That's no problem, since we don't patent any of our algorithms :-)
> >
> > Furthermore, Be has published all of it's philosophies and ideas
> > used in their system...
>
> I know it's legal.. Software patents are *evil*.. I would just like to
> know.. If they are using ideas taken from Linux source (which I think is

There's nothing immoral about Be using some of our ideas,
after all, they've published all the ideas used in their
OS openly on the web...

We're just as free to use their ideas as they are to use
ours.

Rik.
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