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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 :
>     http://awip.truffula.net
>     http://houstonwireless.org
> (yeah, got this from /. :
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/03/07/221224&mode=nested&tid=99)

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
     the norm.

Microsoft FORBIDS writing open source software using ms libraries!
Well, just don't use microsoft. 
But then, most people do not have a choise.




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