Open Source Taint?

Paul O'Malley ompaul at
Thu Feb 16 09:31:53 GMT 2006

Ben Woosley wrote:

> I'll be speaking more with the company's lawyers on this over the next 
> few days, but I was hoping someone who might have legal knowledge of 
> open source could help elucidate my view on this matter.

Hi Ben,

The right place for this is really sounder. IANAL - how obvious is that. 

The very short answer for you is that RMS walked away from some code he 
was reading when he realised that is was from Unix. The fear of tainting 
Free Software was his concern at that time.

If you take it to sounder you will get many longer and more reasoned 

Paul O'Malley

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