On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 07:12:49 +0000 (UTC), Martin wrote in message 

> Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > ..this Groklaw thread suggests we cannot do a GPL port to Sun's new
> > OpenSolaris, as we risk lawsuits:
> No, and the reason is stated here:
> >> Because Sun is not opening their patents to the entire open source
> >> community under any license, anyone who works on CDDL code and/or
> >> reviews the Sun patents is now tainted [...]
> "Porting to" OpenSolaris and "working on" OpenSolaris are two totally
> different topics. BTW:

..riiight, we all can agree on that, now try keeep in mind _none_ of us
are IBM, and The SCO Group is still running its 2 yr old Â419 scam in
the 9'th Circuit Court before Judge Kimball in SLC, Utah.  

..I mean, can _you_ disprove TSG's claim "Linus stole UNIX code"?
As in; pay your own pack of law sharks, a court reporter's etc travel
etc expenses to go visit Linus and have him get his lawyer etc to help
his testify under oath "Hell no, I wrote it myself!"?  

.."eh, no?"  Then TSG's claim "Linus stole UNIX code" becomes a 
legally established case law fact.

> 1.) we get around 300 downloads of the Solaris package per _year_,

..yeah, it's "we risk losing" say "300 Solaris people" against "I risk
losing my home" etc on a patent infringement lawsuit from Sun,

..in Norway, I'm expected to know all about patents in my field, (which
BTW thank God is thermochemical gasification ;o) ) as the expected 
due diligence, while Americans and software developers do their due 
diligence by _NOT!!!_ knowing _anything_ about patents.  Yeehaw.

> 2.) I expect the sol8 package to run on sol9 and OpenSolaris as well.
> So why should be bother ....

..if our sol8 port works for sol9 and sol10 and OpenSolaris, we're home
free, whether or not this continues to be the case, Sun decides.  _If_
they decide to introduce Microsoft-style "DR-DOS errors" against us,
my recommendation is we pull _all_ Solaris support, and go public on
Groklaw and whatever else media is listening, it would also help Sun's
remaining few supporters in the open source world push Sun C-level
staff towards GPL and ditch their their cuddly "TSCOG" CDDL license.

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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