Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:21 UTC
Legal Well, how about some positive news to end this day? How about annoying the heck out of the Business Software Alliance? There's a new proposal for a directive on consumer rights in the EU, and in it, digital goods - software, online services, and so on - are explicitly defined as goods that are no different than any other good - like bread, watches, or cars. In other words, you would suddenly own the copies of software you buy, effectively declaring the EULA as a worthless piece of paper. Surprise - the BSA is not happy about this.
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RE[5]: Um, I disagree
by zlynx on Wed 9th Mar 2011 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Um, I disagree"
zlynx
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The actual functionality of a program like xkill isn't in the program. Instead of thinking of xkill as a 15 line program consider the entire X software stack that xkill is using. That's tens of thousands of lines and very complex.

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