[clug] A most interesting read, most interesting

Hugh Fisher Hugh.Fisher at anu.edu.au
Tue Dec 26 10:54:40 GMT 2006

Michael Cohen wrote:
> I never understood this whole world domination thing. What do linux users
> get when everyone starts using linux?

Groan. Read the article for full details, but briefly:

* Desktop hardware manufacturers have an incentive to publish details
of how their hardware works instead of concealing it with binary drivers.

* Video/audio creators have an incentive to use open, freely available
codecs instead of proprietary DRM and license encumbered binary
only media players.

* Legislators have an incentive not to pass laws like the DMCA, because
it would piss off a significant number of voters.


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