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Sep 15, 2009, 06:02 (2 Talkback[s])
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"If you use proprietary software to play proprietary games, why do you expect the courts to care about freedom more than you do?

"I want you to realize that proprietary means what it says, so be realistic. Courts are set up to protect property rights, including copyrights and trademarks and trade secrets and patents. It is what it is. If you want freedom in software, you know where you can find it.

"EULAs are precisely what made me stop using Windows, because I couldn't say "yes, I agree" after Windows 98SE. The EULA kept getting more and more confining and offensive to me. But because I couldn't, I couldn't use Windows any more honorably, could I? That's how I ended up switching to Linux."

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