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    SubjectRe: Why DRM exists [was Re: Flame Linus to a crisp!]
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    Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com> writes:
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    > My message was that instead of sitting around copying other people's
    > programs, it would be far more interesting if the open source community
    > came up with original works on their own. That's how you win. It's a
    > lot more work but when you win, you really win. In the copying model,
    > you are always playing catchup to the leader.
    >
    > By the way, I wouldn't object to the copying so much if I didn't see it
    > as a threat to the open source community itself. I take the long view
    > which says that if you look far enough out, if the open source community
    > is successful enough, there won't be anything left to copy.

    I have to laugh because of a conversation I recently had with the Intel
    BIOS guys. I was describing some of the more important features of
    LinuxBIOS and they said: "Yeah we are working on that..."

    Copying goes both ways.

    Eric
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