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From: Nicolas Cannasse <ncannasse@m...>
Subject: Re: Impact of French DADVSI law on Free Software and OCaml (was: Re: [Caml-list] Slashdot)
> In English, it means that *any* software, *any* database and *any*
> sound, image, etc. should be legally registred to the French State
> (/dépôt légal/) as soon as it is made available to the public. I'm not
> a lawyer so I might have missed something but, if this is true, (1) it
> is utterly stupid and (2) it could impact the development of Free
> Software in France. Should Xavier Leroy et al. registred OCaml each
> time a new release is made? Should we declare all the images on the
> OCaml web site? Should the OCaml bug database be registred?
> 
> Personally,  I'm worried.

I'm not sure if it's the good place to talk about this, but here's my 
thoughts. If the law proposal was possible to apply, I would be worried. 
The fact that it's simply impossible to apply it in practice make it 
void (which is not "unit" :). Also, it might even be anticonstitutional 
since OS programs are words , just like news articles for instance. I'm 
not a lawyer but I think we shouldn't be worried about this.

Nicolas