Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 22, 2006 23:09 UTC (Fri) by smoogen
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I see a third future where you will have both around you. Look at cars.. most cars/trucks/etc are not hackable in the way they were in the 50's and 60's.. but some are and those the ones that people who love to hack on hardware have in their garages. The people who really don't give a rats ass that they could put in a bigger engine will buy a car that gets them from point a to b with a DVD player in the back just like they always have (no matter how many times at Thanksgiving dinner Uncle Fred says you should buy a XYZ car becuase its one he can work on for you.)
The hackable cars exist because there is a niche money market for it... not because it is better etc. I would love to see a world where everything is hackable.. but I have also come to realize that 99.99% of the world could care less beyond their four "freedoms": sex, food, sleep, and relaxation.
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