namespace protection compatible with the OSD?
philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Apr 19 13:51:06 UTC 2001
On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Dave J Woolley wrote:
> > From: phil hunt [SMTP:philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk]
> > I hope this is not the case. I wouldn't like Microsoft to have the ability
> > to suppress WINE because it uses the Windows API.
> [DJW:] They are attempting to achieve something
> similar for MS Office products. The MSDN Library
> licence forbids the use of the file format documentation
> for Word, etc., for what I interpret to
> - software that does not run on Windows;
> - software that attempts to compete with MS Office.
They could encrypt the MS Word format, and then use the provisions of the
DMCA to prohibit competing programs.
I hope they do this -- it'd probably be enough to get lawmakers and
others to realise what a harmful and iniquitous law the DMCA is (ditto
the EU copyright directive).
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