The sickness is endemic, and not just in government either; pretty much all big business suffers from this once it reaches critical mass. Basically, when you have a hierarchy of people who are so separated by degrees of management tier that the bulk of them no longer care about the actual stated goal or task of the organization and don't interact socially or even actually know anyone high enough up in the organization who does, and then you let them self-schedule their time in business meetings, every business meeting will become an elaborate excuse to not do any work. The meetings themselves look like work from a distance though, so this type of dysfunctional situation can persist for decades without anyone who cares actually noticing.
Yes, its not the same situation, its only similar, as I stated, however the important point that you're missing is that its *against their TOS* and they can revoke use of their copyright for any reason they like honestly, but most likely will for issues of violating their policies or harming their image.
You just wait and see. I predict Dell will do the smart thing and settle out of court.
You are misinformed. It is completely enforceable under copywrite law. Firefox may be effectively a "$0 priced browser" but the logo and trademark are not licenced under any open source or creative commons licence. Your rights to have it or redistribute Firefox using it are, in fact, completely up to the discretion of the Mozilla Foundation. No matter now many of your down-modding astro-turfing sockpuppet accounts mod me down for saying it, that won't change the fact its true. You can lie all you want, you can deny it all you want, but something very similar has happened in the past.
Incidentally, aside from being inaccurate (read the Mozilla TOS) its also not even remotely excusable to misuse the moderating features to mark me troll or flamebait for pointing out you're wrong, no matter how much Dell may be paying you to do so.
Not actually a troll, but nice try, astro-turfing jackasses.
Note that they are not charging $16 but actually almost $30. ($27.18)
Here's to hoping that the Mozilla Foundation forces them to remove the "Firefox" logo and brand from it like they did to Debian.
Ah yes, of course, the those digerati elitists giving out sage advice too rudely. It must be their fault your phone got hacked, your email account got hacked, your home network got hacked, your laptop computer got rooted, (despite not even being sure what "rooted" means in this context) your credit card numbers got stolen, and all your home made porn ended up on 4chan and then your girlfriend found out and dumped you. Its obviously all their fault for not being more polite to you when they told you how much of a fucking idiot you are for leaving your wireless access point unsecured with your whole windows C drive as an open share. After all, you're so god damned pretty you must deserve to be treated like a god regardless of how incompetent and inept and belligerently ignorant you are, right? Right?? God damn their lack of social graces!
God, lets hope so. Only then can my long term goal of transitioning the US economy to Disney Dollars come to fruition.
"slack/vague" or "inert/flat"
I think the ethical problem is that now Microsoft also knows, and will be selling the information to advertising partners.
Nice false dichotomy you have there. You can't stop people from jumping ship to run away from your precious systemd though. Whether you like it or not, there is an option you still can't control.
Even more of them will confuse cosmetology with cosmology. Someone trying to weigh a poll to make Americans look uneducated could have done much better.