Open Hardware was: what harm can MS do to free software anyway?
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On 5 Mar 1998, Mark W. Eichin wrote:
> they can destroy our freedom from the hardware side, which is why the
> Open Hardware Initiative (I think that's the right name, it's one of
> Bruce Perens' inventions) is more important than it might first appear...
And gee has that been a dismal marketing failure. How about more time
spent marketing this instead of worrying about the name of the forthcoming
You'd think that with so many companies supporting the initiative it'd be
extremely successfull ...
`When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to
its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are
forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how
holy the motives' -- Robert A Heinlein, "If this goes on --"
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