Re: Licensing and copyright

On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 12:18 +0100, Jean-Michel POURE wrote:
> - in 20 years, Free Software may well be installed on 90% of computers. Then, 
> what can stop Microsoft from using anti-trust laws and breaking the FSF 
> assets into pieces? Can you be sure it will never happen?

How can there be a monopoly (necessary for anti-trust) when anyone can
make and maintain derivate Free Software?

Your example comes often, by many people, but nobody has ever explained
to me how on earth something that is not under exclusive control from
one entity but rather accessible to all could ever be a monopoly...


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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