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    SubjectRe: GNU/Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
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    Jeff V. Merkey <jmerkey@wolfmountaingroup.com> wrote:
    > 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.

    GPL is just now making a real difference in the marketplace, you can't
    blame the 20+ year woes of the industry on it.

    > 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.

    The "no respect for human rights" movement is way older and deeper than you
    could ever credit GPL adherents.
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