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posted by Steve(R) Homepage E-mail, US, 24.07.2007, 19:08

> > There is an evident difference: by making something publicly available
> > on the net the owner has actively done something, thus expressing that
> > he doesn't mind others to use his software. This "action" is lacking in
> > the "unlocked car" case.
>
> I agree to this difference, but not to the rest. ;-)

Last note from me: Japheth's comments are consistent with IBM's practices. It _does_ typically lock or conceal files that require payment, or agreement to special conditions of use. I regularly go through the process. I think this is therefore a case where absence of evidence is evidence of absence.

 

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