Allison J Parent allisonp at world.std.com
Wed Jan 27 13:43:07 AEST 1999

<What I was saying that if someone, no matter who, tries to use the governme
<oppression mechanism (formally known as intellectual property law) to obstr

The rom code for the KA650 is not public domain nor was it ever relased 
with public domain trimmings to anyone.  Calling it opression or anything 
else is a transparent attempt to evade the law.

<supposed to cooperate, not fight. Using legal quirks to obstruct the work o
<non-profit software developer for ideological reasons would probably be
<universally agreed to be unethical.

When applied to "freely copyable code" no problem.  Copyrighted firmware 
is not that.


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