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Re: [News] British Library Still Corrupted by Microsoft and Microsoft Corrupts "Open Source"

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____/ Felis silvestris on Friday 26 Feb 2010 15:36 : \____

> On Fredag 26. februar 2010 15.45, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ JeffM on Thursday 25 Feb 2010 19:59 : \____
>>>>>Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>>>In the Unites States,
>>>>>>citizens must pay to read the law in some states.
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>I think there was a big thing in Oregon over this.
>>>>In some east European country
>>>>there was a more severe thing some months ago.
>>>>Some guy owned the law.
>>> As I recall, it was in the Balkans.
>>> The gov't building where the copy of the statutes was kept
>>> was burned out after it got bombed.
>>> The guy had the only copy of the laws that had been passed.
>> That could have been it. IIRC, it was in Slashdot's FP about 5 months ago.
>> I can't think of a search phrase to find it, though.
> A few years ago some Norwegians started to put Norwegian laws up on a server
> in Switzerland - IIRC HÃkon Wium Lie was instrumental in getting server
> space. It didn't take long for the authorities to cave, and the laws are now
> fully accessible on lovdata.no, but you still have to pay to access e.g. the
> various regulations based on the laws.
> The way the Swiss server was furnished with text was that the Big Red Book
> was scanned page by page, then OCR-ed and proofread by volunteers.

If people know the law, they will be harder to push around using policemen.

Few people know their rights as they don't get taught such important stuff
at schools.

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