Reply-To: "Geraldo Sazias"
From: "Geraldo Sazias"
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Subject: Re: TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) and future PC use for engineering
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 12:17:55 +0100
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"Christopher R. Carlen" wrote in message
> The little lost angel wrote:
> > We want something better not just bad! ;)
> > Plus, MS will probably sue the socks off whoever even produces
> > something that looks vaguely like it was reversed engineered.
> To give you a clue as to how much this is true, they already sued the
> maker of the "Lindows" Linux distribution, simply because the name
> sounded like Windows, even though the OS was Linux.
> Nobody wants to clone Windows, nor is this needed. What is needed is
> for the file formats and networking protocols in which data is
> communicated in the 21st century to be openly documented standards, so
> that OS and application software vendors can compete on the merits of
> implementation rather than through anticompetitive techniques.
> What you see right now is various inductries desperately trying to
> protect their business models by changing the legal landscape,
> effectively trying to make it illegal to have anything but their
> business model, and not surprizingly, their business to be dominant as
> well. That is what DMCA, UCITA, whatever name the other related
> legislation has changed into this time around, and TCPA/DRM/Palladium.
> Meanwhile the public sleeps, their minds numbed by the convenience and
> perpetual absorption of entertainment that modern life provides, as
> their freedom slips away. But they don't notice because they think
> convenience *is* freedom. One day you will wake up and to participate
> in modern society you will *need* to use a computer, the only choice
> will be a computer running Windows, you *will not* be able to pirate it,
> because it will all be DRM/TCPA crap, and on top of that you will not
> even possess any of the binaries (or source for that matter) of the
> programs you use, they will be subscribed from Microsoft servers. Your
> data will reside on Microsoft servers. Your data, that means everything
> you claim to be your intelllectual property, will belong to Microsoft,
> if you take the time to read, and if you can understand the licensing
> agreement, which you won't and can't.
> *You* will effectively belong to Microsoft, the RIAA, the MPAA.
> Everything about what you do in life regarding computing, data, and
> media of all forms will be what they have decided is acceptible so that
> they may continue to profit from it.
Your future vision of the world is complete bogus for it will never happen.
People will reject all DRM/Palladium (or whatever name it will have) PC's
outright and switch over to Via in a heartbeat (provided they don't have DRM
as well). Intel will quickly change its policy once it figures out that it's
marketshare is dropping like a stone. I don't understand how they got
themselves in this mess in the first place. Why would Intel want to rub the
backs of the media companies anyway? It seems illogical to me. Microsoft I
can understand but Intel, Microsoft and AMD at the same time? Is suspect the
government is pulling the strings somewhere.