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Linux The open source community should feel a little safer from software patent attacks, writes InfoWorld's Simon Phipps. "The Open Invention Network, a consortium of Linux contributors formed as a self-defense against software patents, has extended the definition of Linux so that a whopping 700 new software packages are covered, including many developer favorites. Just one hitch: The new definition also includes carve-outs that put all Linux developers on notice that Phillips and Sony reserve the right to sue over virtualization, search, user interfaces, and more."
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RE[6]: How sincere
by spiderman on Wed 14th Mar 2012 07:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: How sincere"
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

I actually don't agree with you but I take it you believe in capitalism and debating it would be pointless so let's go beyond that.
Even if you believe that the computer, the internet, the web and the technology was invented by private people seeking profits, the profit was not the end. The end was the computer, the internet and the web.
I'm not saying profits are necessarily bad but that they are not the only thing you should be concerned about. It's a mean to an end. So seeking profit for the sake of profit is useless, and can be harmless at times. I think even the most extreme capitalists can agree on that. There are higher aims than profit.

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RE[7]: How sincere
by agb242 on Wed 14th Mar 2012 21:15 in reply to "RE[6]: How sincere"
agb242 Member since:
2012-03-13

You are correct. I feel the best thing about making money is having the ability to share with others. But again very difficult to do those things without people/business making a profit. Plus, business profit margins are very low.

Plus, if you really want to change the world business are really the only ones who can do that. Get involved in the local schools and colleges; teach them the ethical things they can do in business to help the world. Business creates wealth. Government steals wealth. The government can not make wealth.

Edited 2012-03-14 21:19 UTC

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