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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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