__/ [ B Gruff ] on Friday 31 March 2006 12:09 \__
> imo actions such as this will do more (even!) to further the cause of OSS
> and hence Linux particularly than (even!) those of the E.U. etc. courts:-
Archives /must/ remain open. You never know what tools people will have in a
decade or a century ahead. DRM and the BBC/Library nags crop to mind again.
Everything should be interpretable without a commercial package.
To me, this comes as very timely. An hour ago, my Supervisor nagged about my
LaTeX poster. He thinks anything that is not WYSIWYG (e.g. Adobe
Illustrator) is flawed. You know, one of those 'pixel-perfect', commercial
package dependent binary beasts... like that's re-usable or enables one to
change output type (e.g. export the poster as HTML).