Katinka Mills wrote:

> > And, by assisting with the so called Digital Rights Management
> > developments he
> > may also be driving a nail in the Open Source coffin for Linux,
> > since it is
> > impossible for an Open Source OS to truly be written so that DRM
> > could not be
> > removed by an end user.  That coupled with his patents for the
> > "secured PC"
> > may make it virtually impossible for any competing OS to exist if
> > the "secured
> > PC" catches on.
>
> Lol this makes me laugh, this is a USA law, not international, all it means
> is that all development moves out side the USA, I know a few Manufacturers
> who are thinking of shifting base and will definately if these stupid laws
> come to pass.

If taken to the extreme position, it should be interpreted to make it illegal
for anyone to write any computer program without a license from the
US government.  And, you should expect lawyers to take ANYTHING
to the extreme position.

Jon


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