Politics vs Science (Rant vs. Merit) was Re: [brlug-general] Microsoft ... UNIX services... Cool!! not.
Eric G Ortego
eric at opelousas.org
Sun Jan 25 16:40:41 CST 2004
John Hebert wrote:
>Agreed, but we then merely put off the day of
>reckoning, and lose our freedoms act (DMCA) by act
>(PATRIOT Act). How can we bury our heads in the sand
I wish I could answer this with confidence.
>When you say "boycott", do you mean "alternative"?
no, Im talking about leveling the playing field. You do not have to
squash competition which seems to be the M$ way.
>Hmmm, sounds to me like you work in tech support? ;)
Don't we all? I don't know about you guys but even outside of work I get
calls from family|friends|co-workers|friends-of-friends asking for help
with lots of issues: from linux issues all the way to turning off caps lock.
Currently I am the network administrator at Tony Chachere's Creole Food
, so yes I do have an implied duty to provide software and hardware
support at work.
>Agreed, why? Because it has apparent value to the
>buyer. When was the last time you bought a DVD?
Im not much of a movie buff but ya:
*sigh* LOTR The Two Towers
>RIAA approved music CD?
I listen to internet streaming radio. I havent downloaded an mp3 or ogg
file in at least a year.
>Just playing the Devil's
>Advocate here. Choice; we must have the freedom to
>That is true for lots of media. Try singing "Happy
>Birthday" in a large public forum or on a public
>broadcast medium. You will owe money to Michael
LoL, who owns 99 bottles of beer on the wall
>You can, but I don't think it would go far, as you
>agreed to the EULA.
No... for supporting M$ products on their customers PC's
I don't usualy sign much before working on privately owned PC's .
Mabe the owners are liable for the behavior of software that they do not
exactly own. But again that sounds like a bumm deal.
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