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 sorpigal on Wed 4th Aug 2010 22:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is it good or bad?"
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99% of the population could care less about having access to the source, and that includes most programmers.

I'll happily take 1% or 0.1% of the users. When I say users are developers in training I mean that the consumer version must be the same as the developer version because that way "impulse" cross-overs are possible. Though I have the knowledge I don't hack most of my devices, but I like to buy ones where I can if for some reason it becomes important.

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