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Re: wireless ?
> From: hans@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Hans Lambermont)
> Hi, just had an idea: what about us setting up a wireless group ?
> Just like :
> (yeah, got this from /. :
From this link I got to an interview with Alan Cox
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2106081,00.html , where he is
asked about licences, he mentions that:
it's actually ironic that, because Microsoft has started putting
licences on Windows libraries now which basically forbid you from
writing free or open source using their Windows
libraries. They're specifically trying to shut out and
control. They're monopolists.
Their role as a monopoly changes the way they approach software,
you're saying. An application and operating system should be
totally different things. They're different works. It should not
be Microsoft's business how (an application) is written and
vice-versa. And as a monopolist, even more so -- the fact that
you can say "oh, you're not allowed to licence your code like
this and run it on our system," that's 90 percent of the
desktops, bang, gone. So as monopolists they have duties beyond
Microsoft FORBIDS writing open source software using ms libraries!
Well, just don't use microsoft.
But then, most people do not have a choise.
- Re: wireless ?, hans@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Hans Lambermont), 2002/03/10
- wireless ?, hans@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Hans Lambermont), 2002/03/09