Liberated Calypso docs found
Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
rms at 1407.org
Tue Sep 27 09:14:54 CEST 2011
Em 27-09-2011 07:37, Michael Sokolov escreveu:
> So to those one or two ex-Openmoko employees who have a copy of the
> Calypso fw source stashed away on a personal hard drive somewhere, but
> who are not admitting to that and not sharing the ware: what is stopping
> you from sharing? Why are you being Bad Guys by withholding highly
> valuable material from Humanity? Can't be for fear of being fired,
> assuming that you are no longer employed by Openmoko/FIC. Can't be for
> fear of being sued, as that is just not realistic.
In principle, I would agree with you, however there are laws in some
countries where should they do that and be found, they could get into
a lot of trouble.
WRT NDAs, I'd guess that after so much time, it's likely the NDA is void
Can anyone confirm?
However... there is still copyright law which has gotten radically harsher
these last years.
In some places, you are likely to get more years in jail for copying a work
than from actually stealing it from a store.
As such, this is the kind of information that is not very desireable to be
associated with a Free Software project, because even if the developers
had no problem publishing it, it would be very likely no distributor would
ever like it, and even the ISPs used by SHR and others could be harassed
until some action is done.
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