Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Feb 2007 16:49 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Is open source still a grassroots social movement made up of idealistic underdogs trying to revolutionize an amoral industry? Or has it become a cloak used by IT vendors large and small to disguise ruthless and self-serving behavior? Some observers argue it's the latter. Despite occasional protests from old-timers - the heated backlash against the Microsoft-Novell détente, for example - open source has become so co-opted by mainstream IT, so transformed by 'accidental open sourcers' simply looking for a better business model, that it's lost its cherished moral edge."
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RE[2]: Oh boy...
by wolfman3k5 on Tue 20th Feb 2007 02:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh boy..."
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I'm typing this from my Vista PeeCee... (Athlon X2 4600+, 2GB DDR2, 2x320GB HDD, GeForce 7950, Theatre 650 Pro Tuner). Services can be configured just like in Linux. If whe're to talk about DRM then try Mac OS X, cause I have an iMac 20" and a MacBook, both Intel based... Anyway, DRM on Apple is even worse. DRM can be implemented on any OS, maybe it will be implemented even in Linux. DRM os for media files, like HD Movies, Movies and Music. Despite all the DRM, which by the way works only for the content you've legally purchased, like a Movie from Movielink, you'll still be able to play all your pirated DivX movies and Kazaa'ed mp3 files, and what not, heck, even newzbinned software and games... so gimme a break...

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