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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FOSS is capitalism in its purest form
by rekabis on Fri 26th Feb 2010 04:12 UTC
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About the US Copyright Lobby: BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

What the F**CK are these people smoking? FOSS is not the problem, it's the solution! Copyright law is pure communism, pure intellectual monopoly. Copyrights are anti-capitalistic, and harm our economy far more than they help.

Were I president, the first thing I would do would be to completely repeal and eliminate 99% of all copyright law (and 100% of DCMA). It is an anchor which is holding the country back from true innovation and true greatness.

I promote FOSS to all my clients. Granted, for most of them Windows/Office is still the best solution, but I just make sure they are running with Firefox, Thunderbird, and all the other FOSS goodness that runs on that platform.

Edited 2010-02-26 04:13 UTC

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