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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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