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    Re: Another reason to use OSS

    The mooooderators are sleeping again, I see...

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    Re: Another reason to use OSS

    Quote Originally Posted by masternetra View Post
    bad russian government. You still have a ways to go before your like the us. I mean at least the us government keeps this stuff under wraps better. (most of the time.)
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    Re: Another reason to use OSS

    Aw, and this was such a promising thread. ... No politics please.
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    Re: Microsoft & Russia's Political Suppression of Opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin2128 View Post
    Extremely disturbing, hopefully these groups will swap to a free OS. But the mere fact that 'political' is in the title=thread closure.
    Don't the mods allow political discussion as long as it's within the context of computers? Personally I think this thread should stay unlocked!
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    Re: Microsoft & Russia's Political Suppression of Opponents

    It's unlocked. It was merged with another one like it.

    But if it goes political, it'll get locked.
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    Re: Microsoft & Russia's Political Suppression of Opponents

    In before it gets closed: it's a thread about politics, not about Microsoft.

    By the way, I think Microsoft is just trying to enforce those people not to infringe copyright.

    Then, Microsoft helping the Russian government operating against those environmental groups can be described well by a rhyme that is in an Italian song:
    "Arroganti coi più deboli, zerbini coi potenti"
    which means "arrogant with the weakest, very humble with the powerful" and it's something that in terms of business many people/companies do.
    I'm a human, so I can make mistakes. Therefore this post (which represents my view) may be mistaken or contain errors.
    Oh, by the way, it may also feature some sarcasm. So take it easy.

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    Re: Microsoft & Russia's Political Suppression of Opponents

    Microsoft Changes Policy Over Russian Crackdown

    By CLIFFORD J. LEVY
    Published: September 13, 2010

    MOSCOW — Microsoft announced sweeping changes on Monday to ensure that the authorities in Russia and elsewhere do not use crackdowns on software piracy as an excuse to suppress advocacy or opposition groups, effectively prohibiting its lawyers from taking part in such cases...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/wo...pe/14raid.html

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    Re: Microsoft & Russia's Political Suppression of Opponents

    Read your history - It's Russia. Nothing has changed. Just like China swapping one feudal system for another, but calling it something different.

    Microsoft, while mentioned in the stories (and likely doing unethical things, as is their wont), really has little to do with it.

    And, as per Sporkman's post/link, Microsoft has decided to change their policy regarding this after the story became public. Read into that what you will.
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    Re: Microsoft & Russia's Political Suppression of Opponents

    I'm no MS fan for sure, but I think it's just the Russian .gov using the pretense of piracy laws to shut down opposition.

    Of course, MS could care less.
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    Re: Another reason to use OSS

    Quote Originally Posted by kamaboko View Post
    It's pirated software. How is enforcing a license agreement evil?
    because it is not always pirated. there are allegations that corrupt cops and fake lawyers are shaking people down, by holding their computers hostage on bogus allegations that the software is illegitimate. besides, in a country where piracy is the status quo, does it seem right that only the governments political enemies seem to have legal issues regarding their licensing?

    i don't really blame MS for this, and I'm glad they are responding to the issue as altruistically as they are, by granting a blanket license immunity to (legit) russian NGOs and NonProfits.
    http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/09/...icense-To-NGOs
    Last edited by endotherm; September 14th, 2010 at 04:39 PM.

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