EU software patent law faces axe 794
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 23:33:35 +0000, billwg
I don't use Red Hat, haven't for some time.
You think Linux developers don't care about their users?
Who says they aren't? But that doesn't mean they are going to announce themselves just because you want them to.
That's gnu, dopey.
No. Free as in Freedom (but it can be at no cost) software.
Only when code is distributed. A plain user who is altering the code for his or her own private use is under no obligation whatever to hand those changes back, unless and until they wish to distribute the product further.
Their whole shtick of insisting on source release is
Not so. Many users like to study the source code and learn more about it. And a non-coder can always hire someone, or ask a friend to work on the code to alter it for their particular needs.
The rationale for the
And code is given back, obviously. Just not by everyone. How many times do I need to remind you, not all users can write code.
Stupid fool. Who's fawing on anyone here? Certainly not me.
But the developers are the ones who make the system work and
You are *still* missing the point.
I said if he wanted to make serious amounts of money,. he could have done so. I made no mention of a figure of any kind.
Why? The users would lose out almost immediately, as it would not be Free.
Are you in this to make the world
EU software patent law faces axe
On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 22:12:54 +0000, Kier Seems like he is, or cannot comprehend what people tell him. Or only sees what *he* wants...
Can he? By locking up Free software, so that it no longer belongs to the users? By destroying its whole ethical base?
EU software patent law faces axe 795
From what I have read, no. I've read a number of the email threads that are published at kernel.org and mirrored around the internet. You run across these things periodically when...
You really don't have a clue, do you? He *is* doing that. Linux is there for anyone who wants to use it
Linux is not losing.