a data licensing problem

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Sat Nov 9 03:00:19 UTC 2002

Russell Nelson scripsit:

> Aha!  Bing!  That's how you do it!  You publish the data in a special 
> open source format, which is unusable by Windows applications.  Sure,
> somebody in the open source world might create a format converter, but 
> why would they bother?  Even if they did, you're selling the "real"
> dataset, not an in-coverted one.

I'm sorry, but this is absolutely unintelligible, unless you are trolling me.
Windows programmers are just as smart, one by one, as open-source ones.

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