Contributed by deanna on from the Linux calls for silence dept.
List: linux-netdev Subject: Re: Fwd: That whole "Linux stealing our code" thing From: "Luis R. Rodriguez"Bob's reply:
Date: 2007-09-01 23:48:28 I urge developers to not bait into this and just leave this alone. Those involved know what they are doing and have a strong team of attorneys watching their backs. Any *necessary* discussions are be done privately. Luis
List: linux-wireless Subject: r.kernel.org From: Bob Beck Date: 2007-09-02 0:19:13 >I urge developers to not bait into this and just leave this alone. >Those involved know what they are doing and have a strong team of >attorneys watching their backs. Any *necessary* discussions are be >done privately. > > Luis What? when we talk about the ethics of cooperating development and sharing code the response is "we have lawyers watching your backs" and "we know what we are doing and have a plan" What is this? a concerted attack by some organization on the BSD projects? Would that be the FSF? or freesoftware.org? What kind of crap is this? that Free Software developers can't respect each others project goals and work together, but instead should beware of organizations with hidden agendas to abscond with their work. What a crock. I urge any developers involved to decide if you really want to work in an environment of this sort of amoral baloney. I think you all should decide if you want to work in an environment where developers can cooperate on a handshake and respect each others differnet goals, or whether discoveries in each camp need to be hidden from each other and fought over by lawyers. You're all being talked to by a bunch of zealots who put zealotry above morals. -Bob
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