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[7]: Is it good or bad?
by gnufreex on Wed 4th Aug 2010 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Is it good or bad?"
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Only a very small number of people had computers at all.

I don't know what time frame you are talking about, but I am pretty sure that in first half of 1970 there was little or no proprietary software. Home computing only took off in 1980s, and it was Gates and AT&T who made the mess.

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