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[4]: Is it good or bad?
by vivainio on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Is it good or bad?"
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Normal people were writing - and publishing - software for the eight bit micro in the late-seventies and early eighties.

Yes, using exactly the stuff the machine came with. There were no free libraries or development tools - just the BASIC interpreter, and possibly an assembler.

I'm not talking about software development in general, I'm talking about getting free stuff from others (which is where open source is relevant).

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