Linked by David Adams on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 03:53 UTC, submitted by fsmag
GNU, GPL, Open Source We are heading towards a world where we no longer own the hardware we buy -- and there is no point in having free software if you can't own your hardware.
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RE[3]: Is it good or bad?
by westlake on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is it good or bad?"
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Being able to freely experiment with software development is a new phenomenon, that mostly started in the 90`s (for normal people).

Normal people were writing - and publishing - software for the eight bit micro in the late-seventies and early eighties.

Atari even had an "app store" for hobbyists writing commercially viable games in Atari BASIC and assembly.

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