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[News] Why Freedom in Proprietary Software (e.g. Apple/Microsoft) Makes No Sense

  • Subject: [News] Why Freedom in Proprietary Software (e.g. Apple/Microsoft) Makes No Sense
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Sep 2009 23:24:40 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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First Sale - Davidson v. Internet Gateway

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| Why even spend time on it? Several reasons, actually, which I'll enumerate 
| for you, but first, let me ask you a question, those of you who hope that 
| EULAs get tossed overboard by this case:  
|     Why are you looking for freedom in proprietary software?
| You won't find it there. Why not instead use and develop Free and Open Source 
| software, where you are free of such things as EULAs? No. Seriously. Why not? 
| If you want freedom, stay away from proprietary software and you've solved 
| all your EULA troubles. GPL code has no EULA.   
| Oh, my games! My games! I hear some say. I sometimes see comments where 
| someone says the only thing they still do on Windows is play games. OK. Do as 
| you wish, but then here's another question:  
|     If you use proprietary software to play proprietary games, why do you 
|     expect the courts to care about freedom more than you do? 
| I want you to realize that proprietary means what it says, so be realistic. 
| Courts are set up to protect property rights, including copyrights and 
| trademarks and trade secrets and patents. It is what it is. If you want 
| freedom in software, you know where you can find it.   


Some people still think they are 'free' if they run Firefox in Windows.

What a Tomcat Did to the Mule

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| One of the most powerful features of open source is the ability to draw on 
| pre-existing code or even projects. This avoids the proverbial re-invention 
| of the wheel that has plagued traditional software houses (just how many 
| times do people need to write a word processor from scratch?)   
| It also means that open source startups can build on other free software 
| projects to beef up their product portfolios in a rapid and low-cost fashion.  



Red Hat plans more hiring after adding 600 employees

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| Despite the worst recession in decades, Linux giant Red Hat added 600
| employees to its rolls during the 12 months that ended Feb. 28, and the
| Raleigh company anticipates more hiring going forward, according to a filing
| Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Quintiles, SAS, Red Hat among â100 Best Places to Work in ITâ

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| Three Triangle-based companies â Quintiles Transnational, SAS Institute and
| Red Hat â have won a place on Computerworld magazineâs latest annual list of
| the ââ100 Best Places to Work in IT.â

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