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Comment Re:Why are so many moving away from the GPL? (Score 5, Insightful) 208

Nothing in the GPL forces you to contribute back changes. You can download GPL'd code, change it however you want, and use it on your own systems to your heart's desire, without having to contribute anything.

However, if you download GPL'd code, modify it, and distribute a binary, you must distribute your code changes under the GPL. If you don't want to do that, write your own damn code from scratch. None of this is forced upon you.

Comment Re:Respect (Score 2) 123

That's a bit disingenuous. The motto of the "disruption" crowd is explicitly 'better to have your lawyers fight for dismissal than ask for permission', particularly when it comes to the structure of laws and regulations that have been put in place to protect incumbent business models from damage and exploitation.

Fixed that for you.

Comment Lenovo website says they deactivated it... (Score 3, Interesting) 248

"Superfish has completely disabled server side interactions (since January) on all Lenovo products so that the product is no longer active. This disables Superfish for all products in market.
Lenovo stopped preloading the software in January.
We will not preload this software in the future."

However, later in the post they state that the root CA will remain intact. The private key has already been extracted and cracked, so this leaves Lenovo users still open to a very easy MITM attack.

Comment Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (Score 1) 631

Bad analogy. Apple Pay was accepted everywhere NFC payments were accepted, no additional equipment required. Rite Aid had to turn off ALL NFC payments in order to block Apple Pay, blocking Google Wallet and contact-less credit card payments as well. Apple Pay works within the existing NFC payment system, just like Google Wallet.

Comment Re:I fully support this (Score 1) 154

All I'm saying is... please keep things in perspective. You have legitimate points, but a government that is untrusted by its people (and by all accounts Americans don't trust any existing political party) cannot effect effective governance. In other words, you're asking your government to fail and then whining when they do. That's not very productive.

No, we're asking our representatives to actually represent the people, instead of the special interest. We're also asking that the government follow the constitution and the law, and to stop the illegal programs that break those laws.

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