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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:31:39 +0000 (UTC)
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In gnu.misc.discuss Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:

> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> [...]
>> Is RMS a socialist?  


> -----
> Cuba has launched its own Linux variant, dubbed Nova.
> The Nova project has been cooking away for the past year, and it was
> formally unveiled this week at the annual International Conference on
> Communication and Technologies in Havana. At last year's conference - a
> Microsoft-bash-fest - open source luminary Richard Stallman convinced
> attendees to take open source software not only to their heart, but to
> their computers.
> The Cuban government, under the auspices of the Universidad de las
> Ciencias Inform?ticas (UCI), created Nova by spinning its own rev on the
> Gentoo variant of Linux. English speakers will no doubt have fun with
> that catchy Nova name, which has turned up in urban mythology involves
> other products in Spanish speaking countries, including a Chevy sedan
> and some Mexican gasoline.
> The country missed the perfect opportunity to call it Fidelix, and if
> they wanted to be technically correct and give a bow to Stallman - the
> founder of the Free Software Foundation - they could have called it
> GNU/Fidelix. A forward thinking Cuban IT industry might have opted for
> Raulix as well. 
> -----


Sorry, does that have any relevance to the matter of whether RMS is a
socialist?  It seems likely he is, but taking a trip to Havana is less
than convincing evidence.

> regards,
> alexander.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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