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> From: "Helen Borrie" <helebor@...>
> To: <IB-Architect@egroups.com>
> Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 3:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [IB-Architect] Intellectual Property and the Architecture
> > >Intellectual property can also be protected under contract law
> > >as trade secrets, but only among parties to a contract.
> > And this is true in other countries also. However, trade secrets
> > legislation cannot be applied to open source software. Something made
> > freely available to the public cannot be a secret. It would be a fool
> > posted some information to a public list server, told people to helphttp://slashdot.org/articles/00/05/02/158204.shtml
> > themselves to his source code and said "But don't tell anyone, it's a
> And that fool is Bill Gates, see