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SubjectRe: New BK License Problem?
Hans Reiser wrote:
> wrote:
>> Greetings all,
>> I noticed Larry recently changed the license on bk. Once clause in
>> particular struck me and I thought I'd better point it out for your
>> reactions...
>> Specifically from Section 3:
>> (d) Notwithstanding any other terms in this License, this
>> License is not available to You if You and/or your
>> employer develop, produce, sell, and/or resell a
>> product which contains substantially similar capabil-
>> ities of the BitKeeper Software, or, in the reason-
>> able opinion of BitMover, competes with the BitKeeper
>> Software.
> Seems like a pretty straightforward violation of the anti-trust laws,
> and a conspiracy to restrain trade...

I Am Not A Lawyer, but AFAIK the anti-trust laws in no way obligate
a business to aid its own competitors.

Restraint of trade occurs when two competitors conspire to crush a
third competitor. Who is Larry's co-conspirator in your scenario?

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