[oclug] Good Point
linuxdoctor at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 23 14:28:17 EST 2001
--- "Gilles J. Seguin" <segg at infonet.ca> wrote:
> My view is that the term "Free software" is in opposition to
> current understanding and view of the computer indutry and
> Do you by a car for which the schematics are not available.
You're going to run into some the consumerism and corporatism crowd
here with that comment.
> When a first bought a PC, the first thing have done is to have
> "IBM Personal Computer Hardware Reference Library" reference id
> is 6361453. Where programmer and engineer can see with what
> they are dealing with. Section are
> 1- system board
> 2- system bios( the listing of the thing in asm)
> 7- Character, keystrokes, and colors
> 8- Communication
Believe it or not, it was STANDARD PRACTICE at the time to include
such things as schematics and source code for such things. All the
manufacturers were doinging it. If you bought a single board computer
from Intel or AMD you could expect these things. Not so any more.
However, with today's sophisticated hardware and the fact that they
are built to be disposable, it isn't really worth repairing them.
Bill Gates was the proud leader of promoting the "I own the software
and every copy of it even if you pay me money" and the "when you buy
a copy of the software, don't expect it to do anything " models.
Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?
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