Licensing for One Laptop Per Child

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at
Tue Feb 5 19:22:38 EST 2008

On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, ffm wrote:

> On Feb 5, 2008 7:10 PM, Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at> wrote:
>> On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, ffm wrote:
>>> On Feb 5, 2008 6:37 PM, Samuel Klein < at> wrote:
>>>>>> I can try to have Ubisoft donate versions of
>>>>>> Chessmaster so the children can play chess as well.
>>>>> Outstanding.
>>>> Unless there's a Linux port I don't know about, this might be hard to
>>>> work out...
>>> We can always use Wine, no?
>> As if Chessmaster is the only chess program in the world....
> You're right, it isnt. However, it is a *Good Thing* (TM) when closed source
> apps from closed source corpos are released as OSS, both for the corpo, us,
> and OSS in general, it attracts more attention and sends out a "Hey, maybe
> this OS stuff isn't that bad" to other corpos.


>> Don't get me wrong - it's a nice gesture.  I just imagine that activity 
>> developers would choose to wrap an existing Free Software, GNU/Linux 
>> chess program before they get around to packaging up Chessmaster.
> Yet _more_ GPL'd software is better.

Absolutely.  And maybe they have some neat tricks in their computer 

I do seriously mean it's a nice gesture. (-:

-- Asheesh.

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.
 		-- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

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