article on GPLv3, Linux kernel, and Devices Rigged to Malfunction

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Wed Oct 25 13:40:48 UTC 2006

Ter, 2006-10-24 às 10:25 +0100, Alex Hudson escreveu:
> On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 09:43 +0100, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> > I simply can't comprehend why people don't embrace all methods available
> > to destroy that business model.
> > 
> > It's as if drug dealers aren't a problem because you don't buy drugs.
> The reason is because some cures are worse than the illness. For
> example, if we made everyone take urine tests every month we would be
> able to tell who was taking drugs, and jail them, putting the drug
> dealers out of business for lack of clients.

A drug user is something quite different than a drug dealer.

Some drug dealers also are drug users. But I pretty much challenge that
most drug dealers that matter are drug users.

While a drug users is a victim, the other one is the vile criminal
(note: I don't mean this about all drugs).

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