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Re: Red Hat on patent FUD


From: Doctor Smith
Subject: Re: Red Hat on patent FUD
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:40:06 -0500
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On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:27:31 -0400, amicus_curious wrote:

> "Chris Ahlstrom" <address@hidden> wrote in message 
> news:address@hidden
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>>  this bit o' wisdom:
>>
>>> "Monopoly raises two classes of problems for a free society. First, the
>>> existence of monopoly means a limitation on voluntary exchange through a
>>> reduction in the alternatives available to individuals. Second, the 
>>> existence
>>> of monopoly raises the issue of ?social responsibility?, as it has come 
>>> to be
>>> called, of the monopolist."
>>>                 --Milton Friedman
>>
>> Heh, if Microsoft had their way, American currency would be replaced by
>> Microsoft scrip.
>>
>> Or feces as specie ;->
>>
> It must be truly embarassing to be Roy's off-magpie!  A Kent wannabe?

You mean Mark "There is no such thing as intellectual property" Kent?

The Mark Kent whose employer brags about it's strong hold on intellectual
property as an advantage in the marketplace?

That is going to be a tough act to follow.....

FWIW I think Chris Ahlstrom is more of a suck up, a Roy fanboi and Mark
Kent is more of an idiot.


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