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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RE[2]: Comment by Terg
by sachindaluja on Thu 25th Feb 2010 04:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Terg"
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Oh, and btw, there are those little companies called "Microsoft" and "Apple" that *started* from a free software base. They seem to be doing fine as well. Apple uses FreeBSD in its OS kernel.

The claim that Apple and Microsoft started from free software is rather dubious, if not downright false. For one, FreeBSD itself is based on Unix.

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