[Fsfe-ie] Can this be true?? Linux migration stopped....

Barry Mahon barry.mahon at iol.ie
Thu Aug 5 13:44:21 CEST 2004

On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 11:05:08 +0100, Aidan Delaney <adelaney at cs.may.ie> wrote:

> Barry,
>     If this is true, it's the best thing that could ever happen.  Say,
> have you heard about a little German town called Munich where they
> wanted to migrate away from paying high software licence fees and kick-
> start the local software industry?  Well the same forces that are making
> them pay high licence fees are also stopping the migration due to
> something that need not happen, i.e. software patents.
>     The next time your M.E.P. tells you that "software patents have
> never affected anyone" recant my little story about the sleepy Bavarian
> village.  I take my hat off to the Germans, they've got balls and good
> timing.

I 100% agree, my question about 'true?' referred to the attempted block....on patent grounds amongst others, of the migration.

Do you think there's any chance of Dublin Corpo doing it....?? They'd be laying out the red carpet for the M$ CEO.....with Ms Harney leading the fawning.....

Bye, Barry

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