Aug. 17, 2003 08:57 PM
Just about a week ago I posted a rant on XML-DEV in response to a gentleman who had lately taken to punctuating posts on every topic with a declaration that Open Source was toast if it didn't indemnify its users against IP claims. I'm glad to read a similar, general response from a more knowledgeable source.
To those who like to sprinkle such FUD about, why is this issue any different from the Unisys LZW patent jackpot game in which Unisys declared their intentions to sue Web sites that posted GIFs? Back then all the talk was about how image processing vendors would protect their users from such suits and how this would spell the death of projects such as GIMP and ImageMagick? Last I checked, these projects are still thriving. Bah. FUD.
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