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Re: [Mandrakeot] ESR gives up on Fedora



On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 22:53 +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:

> Physical ownership is as much a fiction as information ownership.   
> There's no physical law that says that just because you gave a  
> shopkeeper some green pieces of paper, I can't take your new iPod
> when  
> you aren't looking [1].  It's just a convention that allows society to
> work.
> 
> [1] Or even if you are looking.

Yeah, but then there is nothing that say I can't give you a kick if you
try. It's all a matter of convention in the end, but physical good are
limited, abstract ones are not, that's the whole difference.

If you take my CD I may object, if you just copy the data on it, I may
never notice.
If I give you a CD, I don't have it anymore.
If I give you an idea, I still have it and intact.
If you are deaf to my ideas it's your problem :)

And this is all for me, we are way OT.

Simo.

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Simo Sorce <ssorce redhat com>
Sr Software Engineer
Base Operating Systems
Red Hat Inc.


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