[Linux-aus] Re: Article in BRW: Free Software Threat

Andrew Donnellan ajdlinux at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 16:59:02 UTC 2006

On 9/4/06, Andrew Pam <xanni at glasswings.com.au> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 17:30 +1000, Andrew Donnellan wrote:
> > > Use of open-source software, which is distributed under public licence
> > > (unprotected by copyright laws), is growing worldwide.
> >
> > As we all know this is incorrect, but it's a minor error :)
> I don't think a lawyer would agree.  I certainly don't.   This is a
> major error of fact, and not one I would expect to see in a quality
> publication.  The editor can be contacted at:

Minor in a different way; ie. a major error of fact, but it doesn't
really affect the main message of the article. It's also an often made
error by ill-informed journalists; we can't be too harsh on them :)


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