Posted Jun 8, 2007 10:58 UTC (Fri) by hozelda
In reply to: Google ?
Parent article: A day at the Open Source Business Conference
>> As such, there shoud be no pressure on Google to release any of this...
The pressure is not on Google to release something it won't have to under an Affero type license. The pressure is on every company (with special focus on one of the wealthiest businesses in the world) to make sure that if they are not using GPL, that they continue not to if they want to keep things secret. Otherwise, they are legal today, but things may change so (eg) Google should plan now. They would then need to open up or else reimplement the GPL components (that become GPL3,4,etc) to keep their secrets.
It's called "advanced notice -- just in case."
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