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SubjectRe: GNU/Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:

>On Sat, 2005-12-10 17:43:20 +0100, Helge Hafting <> wrote:
>>>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
>>>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
>>Less respect for IP rights - possibly. Perhaps that's a good thing though,
>>some of us thinks such rights are a bit overrated.
>_Less_ respect? I'm sorry, no. Once I started working on free
>software, I really started having raising respect for what you call
>Intellectual Property. ...and also recognizing some special words:
>"patented" -- product will be extraordinary expensive and probably not
> any longer actively developed (like it would be if
> there was real competition).
>"special" -- product will use parts and materials that are hard to
> obtain, hard to repair and probably expensive, too.
>"Intellectual Property" means to not do the very best for the
>customers, but for the company. So if somebody fights for their IP to
>be kept secret, that's just as good as writing "I'm selfish and only
>want to get your money."
>I try to share my IP to teaching people using free software, but also
>doing some limited hardware soldering etc. Lots of fun, won't create
>secret IP and will actually educate people to be creative instead of
>consuming television...
Two responses from people who live in socialist countries. Sure you
agree, it's just status quo from your perspectives.

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