> Phil Da Lick! wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> Microsoft sues Rochester firm for piracy
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>>>> As part of a global antipiracy push, software giant Microsoft is
>>>> taking aim at a Rochester business -- Miracle Computer LLC.
>>>> In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis Monday,
>>>> the maker of the Windows operating system accuses Miracle of a
>>>> practice called hard-disk loading, meaning selling computers with
>>>> unlicensed versions of Microsoft software.
>> This doesn't actually bother me one way or the other. I think they
>> should sue pirates, and anyone who does pirate software (MS's or
>> anyone else's) should not get away with it.
>> This is totally different to MS excluding others from competing with
>> them of course.
> It bothers Spamowitz because it's Microsoft and he thinks they should give
> their work away for free. But when someone asks him (or most any Linux
> idiot hypocrite) to work for free, they refuse.
You still willfully confuse "free" (as no costs) with "Free" (as in free,
Nowhere in the GPL for example is stated that you can't charge money (even
very high sums) for your software
I have given away software I wrote for the low cost of shipping and
But most open software I wrote had a price tag for the customer, sometimes
even a high price tag. And guess what: They still got the source, and don't
feel at all inclined to distribute it further. Why should they? They paid
for the software, they got it, complete with source. So they /can/
distribute it, but I highly doubt they will. Neither will I do so. And
guess what: You cretin can't do anything about it. You have absolutely no
right to demand that software from anyone
You are either incredibly dishonest, or incredibly stupid to not know that
this is happening all the time in OSS
I guess, in your case it is both
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