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SubjectRe: GNU/Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
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On Sat, 2005-12-10 at 17:43 +0100, Helge Hafting wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 10, 2005 at 12:06:54AM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
[....]
> > 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.

> Less respect for IP rights - possibly. Perhaps that's a good thing though,

Not at all - *much* more respect for IP rights then ever before.
The problem is the raised awareness yields problems for old economy
corporations which rely on segmented markets with a relatively small
number of competitors (so that you can actually handle all the patent
and license issue[0]) and the rest are private folks which can't afford
going to court after $CORPORATION took some piece of "work" (i.e.
usually software) and sells it as part of a e.g. WLAN access point
without paying for it a cent.

> some of us thinks such rights are a bit overrated.

Bernd

[0]: And we all know the licenses and patent "fees" are not more than an
insurance for not getting sued by the issuer of the license.
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