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Re: Broken dream of mine :(

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: Broken dream of mine :(
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:59:15 +0200

2009/9/22 Sam Mason <address@hidden>:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 12:51:49AM +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>> 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).
> Yes, because it's the defacto standard.  As annoying as this is it's a
> fact of life at the moment.  There are tools to work with most of the
> important formats, but, as always, things could be better.
>> If they chose to use drm I wonder who could stop them.
> Mass public outcry that their phone, ipod/other esoteric hardware
> doesn't work.  It only takes a few people expressing distrust for things

But for this purpose they never worked. Unless you have x86 Windows or
Wine you cannot access internet banking of most banks nor can you file
your taxes or similar (unless you print out the form and send it by
snail mail).



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