Open Source Licenses and Embrace-Extend-Extinguish

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Feb 14 17:47:31 UTC 2008

msibley at wrote:

> Regarding protocols being copyrightable, I'm pretty sure they can be. They are 
> just formats after all.  Formats like DVD and GIF (or was it jpeg?) are 
> legendary for their IP issues.

It's all three, but their "legend" (that's a generous term; I would 
prefer infamous) is based on patents.

Matt Flaschen

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