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SubjectRe: GNU/Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
Jeff V. Merkey <> 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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