UCITA? [was Re: [techtalk] Free FrameMaker beta for Linux]

Nicole Zimmerman colby at wsu.edu
Fri Feb 25 19:39:29 EST 2000

Where can we find specifics on this UCITA (or what are some specifics)?
Maybe I'm just a lamer, but I've never heard a word about it. I guess I
don't keep up with the layer-isms (no offense) :o)

... and, I suppose, why is it a "threat" (or a non-threat as the opinion
may be) to the GPL/OSS/free software "movement" (I don't really like the
word "movement", but I can't think of a better one right now)?


Kelly Lynn Martin wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2000 16:29:41 -0500, Caitlyn Martin <caitlyn at netferrets.net> said:
> >I think I need to point out that Adobe is one of the companies
> >funding the lobbying in favor of UCITA.  I don't often agree with
> >RMS, but he is 100% correct when he calls UCITA the greatest threat
> >to Free / Open Source software today.
> No, he's not.  UCITA is not a substantial threat to free software at
> all.  If anything, UCITA would _strengthen_ the GPL.
> I oppose UCITA, but not for its provisions related to software.  As
> far as copyright issues go, UCITA mainly ratifies current decisional
> law.

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