Off topic... ...I'll bring it back (somewhat anyway)
Posted Oct 17, 2008 6:13 UTC (Fri) by frazier
In reply to: Off topic
Parent article: Bruce Perens: A Vertical Market Seeks Open Standards (Datamation)
It would appear that you started it.
I'll sneak this one back on topic. Introducing government regulation sometimes has short term gains but rarely results in a long term advantage.
In more recent times, think of all the crap that's passed in the last decade, from Clinton's October 1998 signings (DMCA, Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act) to the "H.R. 4279: Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008"
Two party problem with one obvious conclusion: Things would be better if the government had done nothing.
I've had people tell me "There's more important issues". Fine. Get your people who support this crap to stop wasting their time on it. Problem solved. They have more time for "more important issues" and they'll stop messing with information systems and transfer.
That's my take.
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