Re: SSSCA Hits the Senate

Rik van Riel (
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 17:37:55 -0300 (BRT)

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Herman Oosthuysen wrote:

> The bill says that the protection scheme must be open source, so no M$
> tax.

The fact that the source code is available doesn't give you
the right to use it, if some company has a patent on the
technology ...

I hope this law will be so absolutely crippling to the USA
that the rest of the world will see the devastating effects
before having the time to pass similar laws too.


Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".

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