On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:08:03 +0000, Chronos wrote:
> Conor wrote:
>> Forget its name but it was in the IT news recently when the FOSS
>> brigade had a hissy fit cos it used some code.
> WUDT. Funny thing about that was that the author didn't seem to mind,
> only some people with nothing much better to do. Admittedly, putting it
> under the GPL2 instead of a BSD or MIT licence (which would have made
> MS's use legitimate) contributed to this debacle.
> Some folks do tend to get a mite upset about nothing, don't they?
Yes, Microsoft are one of those altruistic, warm and fuzzy corporations,
only too happy to let anyone use their IP in any way they see fit. They
would never dream of enforcing their copyrights, or seeking damages from
people who infringe them. So it would be totally unfair to treat
Microsoft any differently from the way they treat people who take their
IP. Just ask TomTom.