French law to require rewrite of all connected software?
By webmink on Dec 06, 2005
Sun is very deeply concerned by the proposed VU/SACEM/BSA amendment to the DADVSI law project forbidding software designed for sharing copyrighted matarial, and not equipped with technical measures since the definition is so broad that it could embrace software such as some of Sun's commercial offerings like Java System Web Server, Java System Messenging Server, Open Solaris, as well as other proprietary and open-source software that drive the internet, like Apache Web Server, Linux...
It appears necessary to take more time to examine all the implications for the rest of the industry of such an amendment rather than proceding at the request of a single interested party
It seems that those drafting the amendment didn't really understand the reach of the words they were using. This is what happens when you let interest groups write law, I suppose.