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SubjectRe: GNU/Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
Richard M. Stallman wrote:

> > No proprietary software here, excluding things such as firmware/BIOS where
> > there is no choice.
>
> Why 'excluding'? You can't deny you are using proprietary software.
> Neither do us.
>
>The FSF chose, for its newest server, a machine that supports a
>free BIOS. You can make such choices too.
>
>We are also trying to help the work to support free BIOS on a laptop
>so that my next laptop can run a free BIOS. There are surely ways you
>can help, too, if you want to be constructive.
>
>
"constructive" is a for profit model that sustains the hi tech
industry. The current
models have created a conduit for socialist disintegration of the
american hi tech
markets, loss of jobs, and have funnelled technology out of the
country. Legal
defense funds should be the biggest red flags of all. If this system
you devised really
works, why all the litigation? Why all the need for legal defense funds
and patent
infringement insurance? I've watched the entire market slowly collapse
over the years
as the result of the affect of the GPL on America's hi tech markets.

It isn't working, and it isn't sustainable. non-profit and "temples" of
GPL "religion"
have evolved, with the leaders living in orgnaizations that subsist from
handouts and
donations. This movement has spawned a global attitude that has no
respect
for IP rights, and it's extended itself to no respect for human rights,
or any other rights
of the indivdual. That's the legacy this has left and the ultimate
conclusion.

My 2 cents.

J
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