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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: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 13:42:11 +0100
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"Christopher R. Carlen" wrote in message
> Geraldo Sazias wrote:
> > Your future vision of the world is complete bogus for it will never
> > People will reject all DRM/Palladium (or whatever name it will have)
> > outright and switch over to Via in a heartbeat (provided they don't have
> > as well). Intel will quickly change its policy once it figures out that
> > 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
> > backs of the media companies anyway? It seems illogical to me. Microsoft
> > can understand but Intel, Microsoft and AMD at the same time? Is suspect
> > government is pulling the strings somewhere.
> If you assume that market forces alone will be at work, then there is
> some measure of likelyhood that it will not come to pass. However, even
> this is uncertain given the propensity of people to accept well crafted
> marketing lies.
> But the reason why this may very well come to pass is that, as you
> acknowledge, that the government may be involved.
> This is in fact why I am so concerned about this vision. Because, if
> you pay attention to the legislative landscape, you will see a series of
> related legislations, some of which have already passed, and some of
> which are in the works. Each of these individually may not seem like
> such a big deal. But when you see how it all fits together, and you
> couple that with understanding who is funding these legislative efforts,
> then you have little choice but to become *very* alarmed.
> I cannot reproduce in this post all of what I have learned about these
> matters from reading IT industry news for the past several years. I
> will provide two links, and leave it to the reader who cares to pay
> attention enough to begin to perceive the big picture.
> This link is about a recent legislative effort:
> For a daily flux of IT news that is Linux-centric,
> At Linuxtoday you can find links a few weeks ago to stories which
> indicate that members of the US legislature, funded by you-know-who, are
> considering sponsoring legislation to explicitly ban Linux and GPL
> software from being developed in the government. No folks, this isn't a
> bogus vision, it is happening now!
I read about it, although from what I gather, there wasn't too much support
for the bill. Besides, it will infuriate businesses in America who will find
themselves with no choice at all when it comes to Operating Systems. Even
worse, other countries are likely to ignore the American call to pass
similar legislation thereby handicapping American businesses who will have
to pay a great deal more for their IT infrastructure whilst foreign
businesses save bundles of money by switching to Linux.
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