Subject: Re: [Fwd: Why Microsoft Shouldn't Spurn Open-Source Code]
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 18:52:35 +0100

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 09:41:48AM -0700, Tim O'Reilly wrote:
> GPL's mandate that "any software that incorporates source
> code already licensed under the GPL will itself become
> subject to the GPL" means that if someone creates a .Net
> application that contains GPL open-source code, all of the
> rest of the application becomes open source

No, it does not. If .NET is working around services. One 
can mix GPL'ed and non-GPL'ed services.

If I use proprietary-foo | sort | proprietary-bar I don't have to open
source my foo and bar applications just because I use GNU sort.

All the good ones are taken.