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From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: Impact of French DADVSI law on Free Software and OCaml (was: Re: [Caml-list] Slashdot)
On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 08:54 +0100, David MENTRE wrote:

> http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/12/projets/pl1206.asp
> 
> 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.

Sorry I can't read French .. can you determine WHICH software it
is talking about? 

Does it mean (a) made available on a Web Server hosted in France?
In which case .. just use a server in some other place, as Debian
once did  -- nonUSA server for some stuff. Sourceforge comes to mind ..

If it means (b) produced by a French Citizen then it is rubbish,
since it doesn't take into account collaborative efforts.

-- 
John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net