Subject: Re: "The Open Source Revolution"
From: Rich Morin <>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 17:48:52 -0800

>Joel Bresler wrote:
>> Dear Mr. O'Reilly,
>> First off, thanks for a great guest edit issue. I am fascinated by the
>> principles you outlined for open source software, and was wondering if
>> there might be possible parallels in open source databases?

The Feist decision could probably be useful in some instances.  If the
database is _only_ covered by Copyright and is _just_ an assemblage of
data, it may not be protectable under US law (at least for the moment).

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