Move to Europe
Posted Oct 15, 2007 18:16 UTC (Mon) by Max.Hyre
In reply to: Move to Europe
Parent article: A visit from the trolls
1) Patents wouldn't hurt Linux at much directly.
Depends on what counts as ``directly''.
Developers, and thus development would be freed by such a move.
Unfortunately, unlike copyright, patent applies to anyone using the patented material as well.
Thus, the trolls could sue GNU/Linux users.
Our distros would have to go offshore, too, and we'd be downloading them clandestinely, not letting anyone know what OS we're running.
Bittorrent use would go 'way up.
Picture a dark alley, complete with shady character displaying the contents of his coat: ``Psst, buddy. Want some hot Linux?'' :-/
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