VNUNet: Sustainable Computing Consortium Attacked
May 16, 2002, 11:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)
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"The aim of the [Sustainable Computing Consortium], backed by
players such as Microsoft and Nasa, is to develop quality,
dependable and secure software, but on a proprietary level. The
move has immediately incensed the open source community.
"Aside from the front page of the SCC website being plastered
with a quote from Bill Gates--'It's time for developers to think
and act differently'--the thing that has riled the open sourcers
the most is the main point listed in the 'benefits of joining'
"'Members are entitled to a non-exclusive, internal-use licence
for the intellectual property created by the SCC,' it reads..."