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Linux, or free software in general, as a delivery platform for killer apps, however, is live and well. Google uses Linux. Wikipedia uses Linux, Facebook uses Linux.
If all you want is random content on my machine that I send multiple times to you, it can be stored in normal undamaged flash and generated in a multitude of ways.
If all you want is data I can't change, on my general purpose machine, sorry, that's not gonna happen - I can just swap the whole chip (or even the whole machine).
if all you want is data I can't change, on my machine that you sold me, you can just use ordinary ROM.
Fixed that for you
In Sweden (a civil law country), we have freedom of evidence - anything can be presented in court as evidence, regardless of how it was obtained. If the police somehow obtains evidence illegaly (e.g. through burglary), that will be prosecuted separately. Since this second case does not affect the original court case, nor is affected by it, the police man / upper chain of command ordering the illegal act will get punished regardless of if the original case is thrown out or the defendant found guilty.
In my boat I have a similar solution but with a CDMA-over 450Mhz (the old analog mobile phone frequency) based router, with about the same performance but better coverage out at sea.
Why pervert the normal radio frequencies with digital junk? They're needed for situations where all you have is that old receiver and a reception from hell and really really, badly need that weather report...
To summarize: Why don't people just _talk_ about stuff like this??!?
He generally seems to have a clue about random stuff. Like he has actually read, and commented on, the political platform of the Swedish political party Piratpartiet. I have, as a direct concequence of his comments, made a motion about sourcecode escrow for our annual meeting this month.
To apreciate the arguments of both sides, please consider a clean slate - that is, a world without any laws but the ones of physics.
Anything on top of that is a social construct, which might or might not be useful.
To examplify your fallacy: consider the opposite argument "Nothing is new under the sun, all creative work naturally includes inspiration and parts from previous works. Locking new works under a monopoly to reproduce is theft from the collective".
Now, I don't expect you to accept that argument, certainly not, but from a pure logical point of view it is as true as yours. They just happen to be incompatible. So, to derive any kind of objective truth in this matter, the source of the argument must come from outside the domains of these two statements.
Also, several international NGOs have reviewed the document and attested that it seems to be the real thing, given correspondence to previously leaked chapters, the style of writing the stakeholders and other information in the document.
Democracy means holding politicians responsible towards the people for their actions and opinions.
2. Create artificial "fear hormone"
3. Bottle hormone in spray-flask
4. Spray "on your car" outside airport (and wash car with a piece of cloth) - make sure to spray passers-by