Friday, May 31, 2002

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MAL - Mutually Assured Litigation.

Mutually Assured Litigation. Red Hat is a company that makes money on Linux. Not the OS, but value added features. But the paranoia is getting out of hand.

Red Hat, Inc. Statement of Position and Our Promise on Software Patents
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Source: Red Hat, Inc

Defensive patents my ass.

more entertainment
"This essay is not about Linux or Open Source, but if you like music and the Internet you may want to read it anyway, because record companies are being so amazingly stupid about the Internet and how to use it as a sales medium that I often wonder how the people who run them ever made it beyond the local McDonalds counter into jobs that pay seven or eight figures per year."

A missed Internet opportunity for record companies
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TinselTown Club
Senator Ernest Hollings and a powerful group of Hollywood entertainment interests are pushing Congress to pass an anti-consumer bill called the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) that may make it impossible to:
-Play your CDs on your desktop computer
-Create legal copies or mp3s of the music that you own to play in your car, or listen to while you exercise
-Create mix-CDs of music you've paid for

A Flash Presentation against the CBDTPA

TinselTown Club
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Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Matt Haughey
Matt Haughey is one of the most elegant designers on the web. He is also the creator of Metafilter.

p i x e l v i e w - Matt Haughey
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