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Re: AT&T Distributes Linux

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____/ Homer on Friday 14 Oct 2011 01:25 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Kari Laine spake thusly:
>> On 10/12/2011 10:41 PM, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Huawei is like AT&T in the sense that it collaborates with the secret
>>> services.
>> Is there a single company that you don't despise? :-)
>> I also try to avoid products from certain companies but you can only
>> go so long in that. Otherwise one can not buy anything...
> The general idea is not to withdraw from those companies, but rather to
> publicly shame /them/ into withdrawing from /their/ unethical business
> practices. And by "shame" I'm not talking about a company's moral
> conscience, since it has none. A company's "moral conscience" is its
> bank account. So the objective is to make it more costly (in terms of
> revenue lost through disaffected customers) for them to continue with
> their present methods than back down.
> Obviously one can't "boycott" /every/ corrupt company (not all at the
> same time anyway), because frankly that's /all/ of them, at one time or
> another.
> And no, it doesn't often work, but it's worth the effort, and it's the
> right thing to do in principle. At the very least it hurts those corrupt
> companies, even if only a tiny bit. If that's all it ever amounts to
> then so be it, at least one made the effort. OTOH history proves that
> sufficiently effective campaigns can change the tide of public opinion,
> and have far-reaching consequences that improve society significantly.

The boycott of Novell has been effective and it helped companies that
do not pay Microsoft for Linux.

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