[Politech] IPI successfully fends off "attacks of the open-sourcers" [ip]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Tue Apr 13 2004 - 08:38:09 PDT

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    [IPI is a conservative group in Lewisville, Texas. To give you an idea 
    of where IPI is coming from, it has close ties with former House 
    Majority Leader Dick Armey 
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    Subject: IPI: IPI defends against the attacks of the open-sourcers
    Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 12:39:57 -0500
    From: Tom Giovanetti <tomg@private>
    To: declan@private
    Since you're interested in intellectual property issues, we thought you
    might be interested in this
    IPI published a new paper called "Has Open Source Reached Its Limits?"
    questioning whether open source software really has the potential for mass
    market penetration, and whether open source will ever deliver innovative
    products, rather than the derivative products that have thus far
    characterized successful open source projects. Here's a link to the paper:
    In reaction, an open source partisan in Australia published an attack on
    IPI's arguments, and on IPI. Here's the link:
    But, thanks to Google News Alerts, we found out about the attack, and
    demanded the right to have our reply published, which showed up today.
    Here's the link:
    Hope you find this of interest, and we're always interested in your
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