[ubuntu-uk] Kodak launch refillable inkjet printers
D.M.Watkins at warwick.ac.uk
Tue Feb 13 22:51:31 GMT 2007
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> On 13/02/07, *Daniel Watkins*
> <D.M.Watkins at warwick.ac.uk
> <mailto:D.M.Watkins at warwick.ac.uk>> wrote:
> > 1. Why do you want to increase the profits of a company that uses
> > software patents to extort cash? Particularly given the threat that
> > software patents pose to Free Software.
> I'm not. I want them to Free their drivers.
> This is what, so that you can hang it on the wall?
> Or perhaps to run one of the printers that you bought from them -
> thereby increasing their profits.
Or perhaps for the reasons I've already covered. But no, I was just
messing around when I wrote those.
> > 2. Persuading Kodak to open source their drivers is not a "win for the
> > Free Software movement" as you so "snootily" put it. It's begging for
> > support from some company that has no respect for its users.
> It is a win for the Free Software movement. It is also begging support
> from some company that has no respect for its users.
> Anything that helps patent trolls succeed in business is actually a
> significant loss for everyone.
And anything that Frees more software is a significant win for everyone.
> Neat that - releade unde GPL ithut blishing thource.
That sentence doesn't make any sense! Oh, wait, did I edit it?
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