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[6]: Um, I disagree
by TheGZeus on Tue 8th Mar 2011 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Um, I disagree"
TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

Reminds me of when I was using Ubuntu.
Fix is released that fixes a bug and causes 3, 2 of which are fixed(at least one of which creates another bug), one marked 'feature request'.

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RE[7]: Um, I disagree
by ichi on Tue 8th Mar 2011 21:22 in reply to "RE[6]: Um, I disagree"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Yup, but the potential losses due to software flaws on all the servers of a Fortune 500 company vs Ubuntu running on my desktop are on a different league. A whole different sport, actually.

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