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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-23 01:30:16

"Aaron W. LaFramboise" <aaronrabiddog51_at_[hidden]> writes:

> It is polite to ask, and perhaps politeness is wiser than legal basis.
> If an email is not answered, it could be surmised that they don't care;
> otherwise, their preferences should be obvious.
> <>

1. Adobe and McAfee are not related, are they?

2. It's not worth anyone else's time to ask, IMO. Are you
   volunteering your own time?

3. I'd just say "go ahead," but I know how these things work in
   companies. The question to the PR department triggers a discussion
   with the legal department and they both decide it would be safer
   for the company if their use of open source software were not
   publicized. The job of PR and legal is to limit the company's
   exposure to risk, so once something shows up on their radar it
   becomes something for the company to worry about. On the other
   hand, if the question never arrives, it never becomes a problem.

Let's not make a big production out of this.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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