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    SubjectRe: Flame Linus to a crisp!
    On Sat, Apr 26, 2003 at 06:22:50PM +0000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > We've seen this before. Remember when dongles were plentiful in the
    > software world? People literally had problems with having dongles on top
    > of dongles to run a few programs. They all died out, simply because
    > consumers _hate_ that kind of lock-in thing.

    Not all of them. And they had spawned similar software turds - ask
    any sysadmin who'd dealt with FlexLM and its ilk and you'll hear a
    _lot_ of horror stories about the induced inconveniencies and breakage.

    > _designed_ ot be flexible - that's what makes the PC's. DRM on a PC is
    > a totally braindead idea, and I _hope_ Microsoft goes down that path
    > because it will kill them in the end.

    Wolfram Research is still alive. Remember Mathematica?
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