The Truth About the Grokster RulingEdit
’’ Grokster Ruling, Norway Goes Open-Source’’
- Grokster Decision: Punt The decision is finely sliced, and resolves no debated issues. Companies must say that file sharing sites are designed for legal use only. Betamax issue unaddressed. Molly thinks the decision is a disservice to everybody, and Tom thinks the decision was the right thing to do.
- Norway’s Minister of Modernization declares: proprietary formats unacceptable in communication with government. This is a shot at Microsoft. The Minister requires a plan for open-source code and open standards by 2006.
- Should the good citizens of Norway be forced to use open source?