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Re: [Fwd: Re: Watercolor-theme for Metacity]

On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 01:07:48PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org> writes:
> > Microsoft is a company legally obliged to work for the benefit of its
> > shareholders. What possible justification could there be for them to
> > give permission?
> Huh?  Companies are *not* obliged to do anything and everything that
> will get their shareholders revenue.  The fiduciary responsibilty is
> *not* that tight.

Exactly, for instance, companies are not obliged through their fiduciary
responsibilities to break the law for the sake of shareholder profit.

Err, perhaps Microsoft is a poor example...

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |    their wrong doings, and speech only
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