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VNUNet: Sustainable Computing Consortium Attacked

May 16, 2002, 11:00 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)

"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' section.

"'Members are entitled to a non-exclusive, internal-use licence for the intellectual property created by the SCC,' it reads..."

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