RE: [ox-en] Does the GPL imply exchange?
- From: "Kermit Snelson" <ksnelson subjectivity.com>
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 14:44:13 -0800
But keep in mind that even as it becomes more difficult to prosecute
GPL-violators, it also becomes more difficult and impractical to find
instances of breech of copyright for proprietary software. Thus the
nature of the artform is inherently and is becoming more prominantly
opposed to any property right enforcement at all
I think the exact opposite is true. The commercial software industry is
currently busy re-engineering its offerings about the Web services "apps on
tap" model, led by Microsoft .NET and Sun ONE. This means that the user
will no longer need copies of the software locally at all, and will instead
access code at a central server farm over authenticated network links.
Proprietary software will therefore be billed just like (and probably
co-extensively with) telecommunications services.