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SubjectRe: NWFS Submitted to Alan Cox
On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 02:54:18AM +1200, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 01, 2001 at 01:50:00PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > I'm not a file sustem hacker, nor since I work for one vendor the
> > appropriate owner for larg chunks of code in some people's eyes. I
> > suspect the FSF is a much much better asignee for the code itself
>
> I assume the legal threats that Jeff has experience will follow the
> code? Surely before anyone wishes to adopt such a thing they should
> get legal advice about the situation?
>
> I would also expect if the FSF are not the assignee (the suggest that
> they be is a very good one), then whomever does adopt it might want to
> make sure they have some kind of legal representation available should
> they need it.
>
> It would be shame to let potentially useful code be left to die for
> fear of bully-tactics if their claims are unfounded.
>

Their power only extends to the borders of this state. They have little
ability to interfere wth someone in Swansea, Great Britian, or even
Silicon Valley, California. The problem I have is they can get the
local courts here to do whatever they ask. Not so other places. I think
it's pretty safe so long as I am not the one releasing it.

Jeff


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> --cw
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