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still a few glitches in the system...

still a few glitches in the system...

Posted Nov 20, 2012 15:50 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In reply to: still a few glitches in the system... by davidescott
Parent article: Bottomley: Adventures in Microsoft UEFI Signing

>MSFT certainly doesn't care if this is hard to do using open-source tools. We might think some of the steps are obnoxious but that doesn't mean it doesn't work or is in some way immoral.

Well the IP system is immoral and if Microsoft is trying to exploit it to limit competitors then that is immoral also.

But it also can be just pure incompetence and/or apathy.


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still a few glitches in the system...

Posted Nov 20, 2012 16:03 UTC (Tue) by davidescott (guest, #58580) [Link]

What does IP have to do with this?

still a few glitches in the system...

Posted Nov 23, 2012 0:58 UTC (Fri) by Rudd-O (guest, #61155) [Link]

Microsoft only has the power it has over you -- the power to deny your use of your stuff -- because of Intellectual Poverty.

Intellectual Poverty -- the belief that it is okay for a monopolist to punish you for your use of your property in ways he disapproves -- is obviously immoral.

If this topic interests you, Stephan Kinsella has written Against Intellectual Property, a treatise that covers this topic at length.

Have a nice day.


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