[Linux-aus] Interesting spin

Anthony Towns aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Sat Nov 29 13:09:02 UTC 2003

On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 08:31:15AM +1100, Con Zymaris wrote:
> http://gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/24310-1.html
> "Copyright-style open-source licenses such as the BSD license are best for 
> research purposes because they provide the most options for licensing 
> derivative programs, said Todd Needham, manager of Microsoft Corp.s 
> research programs group. "

> Obviously, the GPL isn't a 'Copyright-style open-source license' then...  
> ;-)

Sure that's spin, and not just poor phrasing? There aren't any quotes in
the url - it could even be the reporter's paraphrasing. "Copyright-style"
just sounds more like someone starting to speak before he's marshalled
his thoughts, than spin. "Copyright-friendly" would've worked much better
as spin, eg, imo.


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