"French Deputy Frederic Dutoit accused the government on
Wednesday night of 'signing the death warrant for open-source
software' in France, as the debate in the National Assembly over a
new copyright bill lurched towards a conclusion.
"At issue was an amendment to the bill that tacked on a
three-year prison sentence and a fine of Euro 300,000 (US$360,000)
for publishing, distributing or inciting people to use software
'manifestly intended to make protected works available to