[linux-audio-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] RME is no more
marpet at naex.sk
Sun Dec 12 17:44:12 EST 2004
On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 19:57, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 09:55:05 -0600, Jan Depner <eviltwin69 at cableone.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 09:17, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > > On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 12:03:40 +0100, Esben Stien <executiv at online.no> wrote:
> > > > Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> writes:
> > > >
> > > > > So basically they want to protect their investment in getting
> > > > > knowledge of how to implement a powerful firewire interface from the
> > > > > eyes of other hardware manufacturers.
> > > >
> > > > A society where you put money higher than cooperating with other
> > > > people is not a good society, in my opinion.
> > >
> > > Socialism - it ain't pretty...
> > Really. I was going to point out that that is exactly what Karl Marx
> > (or was that Groucho) said. You can see how well that worked out.
> > Jan
> Groucho was a genius. Not so sure about Karl.
> Of course, I should have added that he has a right to his opinion, but
> so do I. I believe in patents,
as long as they are true inventions and not software patents...
> intellectual property,
The question of authorship as a moral right has become redundant in US
copyright law. In the open source world, it has to some extent regained
its position. I believe in authorship as a #1 right.
> and the right of
> a corporation to deceptively market products to me in an attempt to
> get my money.
Agressive marketing does not always mean deceptive.
> I do not believe companies owe me anything, whether I've
> given them money or not
If so, then yes. Typical customer-corporation relationship.
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