[svlug] Google comes to BALUG on Tue. Sept. 15
Robert Hajime Lanning
lanning at kewltech.com
Tue Sep 15 09:20:37 PDT 1998
ONE BIG difference.
warez = illegal copying AGAINST copyright.
If I release something to the general public in say GPL copy to you hearts
content, just keep me in the credits.
If I SELL a software product I would have second thoughts about making it
available for Linux if people are trying to get the "warez kids" over to
that platform. I would have enough trouble with them on windows.
P.S. I do consider it spamming. It is spamming the search engines.
---- As written by javilk at polly.mall-net.com:
> > I REALLY, REALLY do NOT like Linux OS and software to be called warez.
> > I really do not care for the warez type of "kids" to be using Linux.
> Well, there are already 7,061 pages indexed for Linux AND Warez on
> Alta-Vista, so I would say you are too late in your protests. Besides,
> this is a free country, anyone can put up a page saying just about
> anything as long as it is not libel or slander. (Not that it seems to
> stop people from doing it anyway...)
> > Linux is a great hacking platform.
> Oh, you are afraid that giving them Linux is like giving them a set
> of master keys to the net, and telling the security guys to go home?
> You know, you just might have a point there... I do seem to recall
> writing something about that, not sure if here or on another forum.
> > Javilk you are starting to sound like those marketing lawers that I don't want
> > to mention.
> What you consider relevant is not what the rest of the world
> considers relevant. People associate things the way they want to, not in
> accordance with some regid centraly dictated hierarchy. They tried that
> twice, the central Roman Catholic Church, and the communist central
> planning system. The church burned anyone who disagreed with them, and
> the communists froze anyone who disagreed with them in Siberia. Fire or
> Ice, neither is nice!
> I do not consider a site advocating linux using the term warez as
> spamming. Neither do the people who put those 7000+ pages up. Linux
> shares many of the attributes that people associate with watez -- free,
> downloadable, fun to hack around with, etc.
> - javilk at mall-net.com ---------------------------
> MS asks "Where do you want to go?"
> Linux asks "What do you want to do?"
> It is doers, not goers, who built this world!
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