Eric Lundgren is resigned to doing prison time. After spending his life working on e-waste recycling programs, Lundgren was arrested and charged with “counterfeiting” Microsoft restore discs, part of a controversial, years-long legal fight that ended this week when an appeals court declined to overturn a lower court’s decision.
This is one of those cases where it’s very easy to hide behind the letter of the law, but anybody with more than two independent braincells to rub together should realise this man should not be in prison. Laws exist to serve man; man does not exist to serve laws. Nothing is more dangerous to a society and civilization than people believing law rules over man.
Microsoft was instrumental in this.
Microsoft is not the cuddly huggable reborn company it wants us to think it is.
They’re still charging Android phone makers a “fee” for patents .. which they refuse to make public
I don’t believe anything they say about being open source friendly.