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You just cannot make stuff like this up... :-lolDemocrats Seek to Outlaw LinuxRep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., whose biggest political contributor is Microsoft, is seeking an end to GPL.http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/10/...5416921766.htmlhttp://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20021024S0001EDIT.. You can't just wholesale copy and paste copyrighted articles into our forums. You put us and you at risk by doing so. Links only please!

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I'm a democrat myself, and I think that's pretty pathetic. :-boomI live in Washington, maybe I should write Mr. Smith a letter... ;)Politicians do this for campaign money, they don't care about anything else. :(

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Hi,This kind of stuff will continue until we clean house in Washington. I mean DO NOT VOTE for an incumbent. Real term limits. Lets just start over in Washington with all new Congressman and Senators and staff.Seniority would be history. Power hungry bottom feeding political hacks would squirm. But, to many people have their hands out begging for my tax money to make my dream a reality. We get what we deserve.BobP :)

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The last line of your post, BobP, is one of the more insightful I've read. Colin

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>You just cannot make stuff like this up... >:-lol >>Democrats Seek to Outlaw Linux >Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., whose biggest political >contributor is Microsoft, is seeking an end to GPL. :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lolI thought our politicians in the UK were bad.....Why do people think they can get away with things like that, when they are obviously doing for the money and back handers!Why doesn't Billy "boy" Gates just get on with creating Operating System's and stop causing trouble for everyone? Dont get me wrong I use windows all the time,at home and at work(large selection of Servers and Desktops) it does the job great but their is a big place in the industry for Linux. These are two different OS's, Linux is the perfect server eviroment and Windows is a great desktop enviroment, just my 2 cents...Asylum.(P.S. Linux is a realy good desktop enviroment aswell.....)

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I think Microsoft are an active supporter of GPL outside the US - check out their standard EULA:END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWAREIMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Microsoft End-User License Agreement (

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Well, the Democrats are free to outlaw Linux in the United States, but last time I checked, their power did not extend to the entire world. Who legalized marijuana on Capitol Hill? :-roll

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