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Technocrat.net: Corel Beta-Test Agreement - Officials Urge Calm!

Sep 21, 1999, 13:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

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"Corel has put out a beta-test agreement that infringes on the copyright of various pieces of free software by overlaying different license terms on that software. It's an honest mistake, some of them don't know a thing about free software, but they're going to have to learn now or they will really annoy a lot of the people who wrote the software in their system."

"I am talking with them about it and will help them fix the problem. Don't panic - just write bruce@perens.com to "vent" if you can't stand the pressure :-)"

"Again, this will be fixed. Don't panic."

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