Subject: Re: Who holds the copyright?
From: Brian Bartholomew <bb@wv.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 15:42:23 -0500

Bruce writes:
> And meanwhile, there are a whole bunch of pissed-off people out
> there with a recent copy of your source code who _want_ your product
> to fail.

Brian Bartholomew writes:
| Suppose the incremental changes between libre and proprietary versions
| were UI-tuning, end-user documentation, and gratuitous incompatibility.
| The free community would have to be amazingly PO'ed to compete.

A generic class of examples: University research where the professor
freely releases the obscure, undocumented, quirky, buggy version to
support his academic results, then puts a month of cleanup into a
polished proprietary version.


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