Subject: Re: brainstorming
From: Benjamin Rossen <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 15:43:19 +0100


Thanks. I thought it must be something like that. 


On Saturday 15 January 2005 15:15, Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> Benjamin Rossen wrote:
> > Well, now, that is not happening. Where would Microsoft be without TCP/IP 
> > running its own little Redmod Wide Web on NetBUI? Why has nobody declared 
> > Microsoft IE to be derivative, and force them to release it under the GPL? 
> There's no GPL-licensed code in IE or even Windows that anyone is
> aware of. There is BSD-licensed code there (the TCP/IP stack), but
> the BSD license has no "share alike" clause like the GPL. And since
> MS gives credit to the University of California, they comply with
> the BSD license.
> Arnoud
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