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Re: Broken dream of mine :(

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: Broken dream of mine :(
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:51:49 +0200

2009/9/22 Sam Mason <address@hidden>:
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 05:57:37PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
>> Am Montag, 21. September 2009 16:57:26 schrieb Sam Mason:

>> But since the goal of the GNU Hurd (going back on topic :) ) is to
>> "create a general-purpose kernel suitable for the GNU operating
>> system, which is viable for everyday use" the main target group are
>> normal users who do have physical access to their machines, and we
>> don't want them to be locked out or prevented from hacking on their
>> Hurd.
> Yes, which is why I don't understand the worry.  TC couldn't work with
> this sort of system because there are too many variants to keep track
> of.  Even the paranoid sounding cries of "you won't be able to access
> your bank's web site" sound silly, how many devices are there that have
> a web browser on.  Nobody is going to get around to certifying them
> all---what's the point?  And until somebody does, people aren't going to
> deliberately break things and keep their customers away.
> The computer world honestly isn't becoming more homogeneous.

Still many banks and and institutions use formats and software for
communication with their clients that is non-free and works only with
selected system(s) on selected platform(s).

If they chose to use drm I wonder who could stop them.



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