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____/ chrisv on Wednesday 07 Sep 2011 13:16 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> That's part of the social contract.
>>> I know. It does get a bid odd, though, when one major competitor can
>>> basically live off the other's work. But, in the end, Amazon probably adds
>>> to Google's Android advertising stream so it's probably a plus for Google.
>>Red Hat too lives off the others' work. It didn't start GNU and doesn't
>>work as the sole Linux developer.
>>Code -- like ideas -- is usually an assemblage of what those before you did.
>>This is also why patents are absurd; prior art is everywhere.
> As long as the respect the license(s), there is no "leaching".
One person's leeching is another person's inspiration. Why criminalise
sharing of ideas?
~~ Best of wishes
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