Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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> The Losing Battle Against Technology Freedom
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> | Even notice that you can hardly use a computer anymore without being in
> | somebody's cross-hairs? Somebody, somewhere, is always out to get you.
> | All we want to do is use these clever devices they keep making for us to
> | buy, and be happy and not bother anybody. But somebody out there
> | apparently didn't learn how to play nice with others.
> | There's the SCO attack against Linux. It drags on still. It's been set
> | back so many times, any sane entity would have given up by now. But it
> | won't end until the very last possible penny.
> | [...]
> | So now we have Microsoft's thrown gauntlet against Linux, in the suit
> | against Tom-Tom. As Slashdot commenters are quick to point out, the
> | nature of the lawsuit, revolving around use of the FAT file-system, is
> | anti-competitive on the part of Microsoft, the convicted monopolist.
Manufacturers in Taiwan and China especially should wake up and drop
support for micoshaft long file name support from all their devices
and software and switch to using Linux EXT2 and EXT3 formats. And then
produce drivers to run on every platform they make and sell
supported EXT devices so that EXT file systems are the more predominant and
not micoshaft file formats.
Tom Tom could do the same and ship EXT drivers.
If they want drivers written, then just issue an open source bounty
for the services they need rendered.
There will no end of contributors lining up to
rid micoshaft crap from Tom Tom devices.