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Re: Pre-Orders for Sony's Linux Tablets

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____/ Homer on Thursday 08 Sep 2011 12:25 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Homer on Thursday 08 Sep 2011 11:00 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>> 
>>>> True stuff. That having been said, some people *will* buy these,
>>>> which will help the market share of Linux.
>>> 
>>> I'd sooner Linux languished in obscurity forever than did anything
>>> that benefited corporate thugs like Sony. I can live as part of a
>>> minority a lot easier than I can live as a traitor to my own
>>> principles.
>>
>> Sony is one among 6 OIN founders. :/
> 
> It's also a founding member of the RIAA and MPAA, a.k.a. the MAFIAAÂ,
> the racketeers that persecute people by paying vigilantes to hack into
> their computers and stalk little girls at school to gather "evidence".
> 
> Given Sony's Open Sauce record thus far, frankly I doubt its interests
> in the OIN have anything to do with protecting Free Software, not that
> the OIN has proved especially useful at protecting anything anyway.
> Where were they during the Microsoft vs. TomTom case, for example, or
> the Microsoft vs. Barnes and Noble case, or the Apple vs. Samsung cases,
> or the Oracle vs. Google case?
> 
> What, if anything, does the OIN actually do?

It tries a deterrence strategy, but it is vulnerable to patent trolls.

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