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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 00:55:44 -0400
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>IMO the prohibition on commercial usage that's in the Aonix package is
>vague, ambiguous and probably not needed.  They've already crippled the
>horse, why do they have to forbid us from putting it in the Derby? It
>would be better/simpler if they had some less ambiguous restriction,
>like no distribution of compiled code or whatever.  In my work, I never
>know what's going to turn out to be commercial or vice versa.

I know nothing about this particular situation, but in many companies
getting approval for some action can get horribly complicated if you
let it.  The business model seems to be that if you make money from it
they want to make money from it, and pushing for a finer and finer legal
wording would only possibly delay the release and also provide fuller
employment for lawyers.  (I am not being unfair, I am sure their are
plenty of lawyers with something to say about the folk who programmed
their computer.)

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