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Re: [gNewSense-users] [Off Topic] Will you be getting Microsoft Vista?

From: Guy Johnston
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] [Off Topic] Will you be getting Microsoft Vista?
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 19:51:22 +0000
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MJ Ray wrote:
> "Pete Harlow" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> A chance to tell the BBC that you won't...
> You might also like to remind them that you dislike the BBC's Windows
> encouragements like WMP, Real and its iMP.  Support Ogg Theora!
> Regards,

That's a good idea. I also sent them a message asking them to consider
using 'GNU/Linux' instead of 'Linux', and 'free software' instead of
'open source', but I haven't got a reply yet, if I'm going to. They
completely ignore the free software movement, even when reporting on
things directly related to it. For example, there was no mention of it
in the article about the Free Ryzom campaign and how that relates to
their much-written-about 'open source', even though the campaign used
the term 'free software' exclusively.

At one point I also asked them to stop being so biased towards the big
media companies when talking about copyright infringement, and to stop
calling it "piracy", considering that they're supposed to be neutral,
and they get most of their money from the TV Licence, which is unrelated
to copyright. They responded to that one, saying they'll keep calling it
that, because the dictionary, the media, the "pirates" themselves and
the law call it that. It's fair enough that's in the dictionary, but I'm
pretty doubtful that many lawyers and judges use that kind of smear word.


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