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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Legal concern: Are we getting to close ot a "division of markets" conversation?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:41:53 GMT
Bah. It is solving a nonexistent problem. Sit back, and enjoy life instead.
On Jun 6, 2011 6:59 AM, "Ian Lynch" <> wrote:
> On 6 June 2011 11:34, Dirk-Willem van Gulik <> wrote:
>> IMHO - if there is any such risk - we 1) should both help the regulators
>> understand the situation better and 2) do this in such a transparent way
>> that members of our communities are better equipped to have their part of
>> that conversation. And this is nothing new or special - plenty of
>> standards bodies have had this issue - and the drive for open standards
>> readily accessible documentation, both from a regulatory point as well
>> a post-damage repair perspective, is now well understood and common.
>> We got fairly close to these issues some 10-12 years ago - but (I
>> personally think that we) where saved by the fast growth of java and
>> projects (and the fact that the internet was still tiny as an industry).
>> hence we never really addressed this. But perhaps it is time to do so.
>> Thanks,
>> Dw (who is happy to commit to making a stab at this on the East side of
>> atlantic).
> In my experience, building relationships with regulators is a very good
> idea. So +1 from me.

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