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Re: PostgreSQL and Patents: no position against ?

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL and Patents: no position against ?
Date: 2005-03-11 16:26:49
Message-ID: 200503110826.49207.josh@agliodbs.com (view raw or flat)
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Peter, Jean-Paul,

> I wonder how the FSF and EFF can get away with it then.

Well, I haven't checked on the FSF, but the EFF is *not* a charitable 
organization for this reason.

> Placing a project as Open Source, IMHO, is already a political act.

Yep.    But it doesn't matter what you or I think is Political; it matters 
what the US Gov't thinks is political.   At least, as far as the 501(c)3 
goes.

-- 
Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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