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Re: [opensuse] 'Goes along with those mad at Novell/SUSE and leave.
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 10:26:21 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612251026.21932.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 25 December 2006 08:24, Robert Smits wrote:
> On Sunday 24 December 2006 23:32, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > ...
> >
> > Every paragraph of your reply except one mentions DRM! If you see
> > the entire issue of open computing platforms as one and the same
> > with DRM, then you're not going to be able to properly and
> > comprehensively address issues of equal and open access to
> > computing.
> Of course it's not only DRM! It's DRM, software patents, proprietary
> software, copyright legislation and a whole host of things that have
> the potential to really screw up the future. It's not going to go
> away simply because you choose to ignore it.

I'm not ignoring it.

> I'm optimistic that the world will see through these various schemes
> to harness us all to the proprietary world, but we need to be paying
> attention. I fear some of us are still comfortably asleep.

How is that simple statement of optimism different than me saying I
don't think Linux is in danger of being eradicated / exterminated /
made extict / outlawed / whatever.

> --
> Bob Smits

Randall Schulz

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