Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Feb 2010 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The world is slowly and surely going crazy. I'm sure of it now. The US copyright lobby has officially gone totally and utterly nuts. Get this: they are trying to lobby the US government to equate encouraging the use of Free and open source software to undermining intellectual property rights, and to weakening the software industry. I wish I was making this stuff up.
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Absurd
by wigginz on Wed 24th Feb 2010 22:50 UTC
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Just look at how many startups and new technologies are actually feasible with open source software. FOSS lowers the entry threshold for so many smaller companies. IPR today isn't as valuable as it was decades ago, business doesn't need to own IPR to generate revenue anymore.

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