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Re: Pirated software

  • Subject: Re: Pirated software
  • From: Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2009 21:59:21 +0100
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Verily I say unto thee, that Peter spake thusly:

> What would we do without pirated software ?

That's the question Pearly and Ballmer ask themselves every day, as it's
only the viral spread of mindshare through "pirating", which keeps their
prehistoric software alive.

*I* would tend to ask WTF am I supposed to do /with/ "pirated" software,
since the only software one "pirates" is that which is not available for
inspection, modification, and redistribution under a permissive license,
and as such is of zero interest to me.


| "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which
| the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf
| denounces him for the same act, as the destroyer of liberty.
| Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of
| the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails today
| among human creatures." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Fedora release 8 (Werewolf) on sky, running kernel
 21:59:15 up 151 days,  4:42,  5 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.03, 0.22

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