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Re: <nettime> Linux strikes back III
Martin Hardie on Thu, 16 Oct 2003 12:20:52 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Linux strikes back III


My dear Morlock

>And no, I don't delegate fuckers from FSF/Cygnus to represent me.
>

and no you should not !!!


but to rerun an old story or a continuing one for me - this is what 
troubles me about the reliance of fsfer's in whatever there guise on 
rigid forms of law ... if the fsf thingy is possibly "anti - property" 
or "proprietary" why not make the blatant choice of styling your legal 
language or "protection mechanism" in a non contractual form. Even the 
allegedly most radical fsfer's still can't remove themselves from the 
shackles of rigid rule based notions of law.

As I keep saying the "structure and organisation of os means you don't 
need to rely on them to represent you ... we can all sue them all (if we 
so desire) ... users and contributers alike ...

M

Morlock Elloi wrote:

>>A gentle proposition given that the product was in breach with the GPL.
>>Alternatively, the FSF could have asked to revoke all Linksys routers
>>from the market and pay, say $10 compensation for each unit already
>>sold. (In other words: $4M which could be used, for example, to pay
>>Linus Torvalds the next ten or twenty years for Linux kernel
>>development.)
>>    
>>
>
>The whole FSF/GPL thing is silly, and the above illustrates that - it all
>simply boils down to money. FSF/GPL messiahs captured the imagination of many,
>and as any other religion got a lots of free work done, and then capitalized on
>that big time.
>
>Why should FSF be paid ? Or L.Torvalds ? Because they appear on TV ?
>
>I fixed some stuff in a compiler - maybe 10-15 lines of code - I WANT MY SHARE.
>And no, I don't delegate fuckers from FSF/Cygnus to represent me.
>

-- 
"the riddle which man must solve, he can only solve in being, in 
being what he is and not something else...."


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