[ubuntu-za] Use Open Source? Then You're a Pirate!
David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk)
ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Thu Feb 25 11:23:35 GMT 2010
Helge Reikeras wrote:
> Kinda funny how their govt sites are run on FOSS...
> - Helge
> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:39:41 +0200, William Walter Kinghorn
> <williamk at dut.ac.za> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I found this on slashdot.org
>> links to this page
>> "This e-mail is subject to our Disclaimer, to view click
Using Ubuntu could mean we all on the wrong side of the law? Sounds very
Orwellian to me. Something I would expect in Soviet Russia. Nobody
forced me to use Ubuntu. I've been hounded for merely suggesting there
were alternatives to proprietary software. In fact the M&G refused to
publish an article I wrote back in 1991 which advocated software
freedom. A shortened version was published by South.
For years I had to suffer the indignity of being left behind in the
techology race. In fact I almost gave up living on the right side of the
law and embraced the XP modded world, cracking and stealing software
when I could. Then Ubuntu came along and offered a way out of the
The IIPA is the face of greed if ever I saw one, and they are not
capitalists but robber barons who want a form of socialism for the rich.
This is very similar to the cartel behaviour you see in broadband and
energy markets. I wish there was an Ubuntu for electricity.
If you worried about these issues, then join ZA-FREE on Facebook and
campaign for FOSS rights.
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