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Re: Does the freeworld repository exist yet?



On Wed, 2003-10-08 at 12:43, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Warren Togami wrote :
> 
> > And yes I am completely serious about annoying pop-up windows.  TRY the 
> > libdvdcss contained in the linked Bugzilla report above.
> 
> I've not tried it, but how does it react if used from the console with no
> X? Say for instance when used through transcode? I'm not convinced "dummy"
> libraries are a good answer to legal problems anyway.
> 
> > The the American user would then be legally powerless to do anything, 
> > but those living in other countries where it is not illegal could 
> > possibly replace the real library if the package exists.
> > 
> > Being a patriotic and law abiding American, it would be treasonous to my 
> > country's corporate interests to point to such a theoretical repository.
> 
> If you start thinking that way, then free software in general is something
> bad for the US's corporate (financial) interests. Microsoft has the
> quasi-monopoly worldwide in the Operating System field, and market shares
> "lost" towards free software often means less money leaving foreign
> countries to go back to the US, because of local developers, distributors,
> support...
> 
> > God bless America and everything it stands for.  I love this country. 
> > Don't you?
> 
> I don't know about Nils (who seems to be Norwegian), to whom you asked
> this, but I know I sure don't love America. And I also don't believe in
> God, so I guess I wouldn't make a good patriot anyhow.
> 
> Getting too much off-topic I guess. Still, if I were American but with the
> European mentality I have, I'd be doing all that is possible to fight
> against the DMCA, software patents, and all their abuses.

Warren, it seems like sarcasm doesn't travel well via e-mail ;)

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