Skype telephone giveaway- but not for Linux users

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Fri Jun 15 02:55:08 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 13 June 2007, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> Whew....  this will be my last post to manchicken.

Note to self: ignore the word "skype" from now on.
> I believe the rights NVidia or anyone else has is that they OWN the design
> because they spent the time and the money to DEVELOP that design.  And they
> want to be paid for it and to profit from their efforts, just like anyone
> else.  And there are a multitude of laws which say they don't have to give
> it away even when you pay money for it.
> What you're saying is that if you buy a $50 video card, that you should
> receive all of the schematics and information about that card so you can
> play with it as you please....      and within two weeks of that being the
> case, there would be copies of that card being sold all over the world.
> You have a very unique view of the capitalistic scheme of things.

D. Michael McIntyre 

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