Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Free Software out, DRM in?

We all knew that the famous company from Redmond was choosing words carefully, but this is just too much. Convincing others(?) to remove entire passages of text in a conclusion of a conference hosted by the United Nations seems like censorship to me. We have something similar in politics here - people come to a conclusion, agree on something but in the end everything comes out different as planned. But in that case it's not about politics, it's about freedom of choice - one should be given all arguments and facts, not just the "I have money, trust me that I'm right <<facts>>".
Oh, as a side note - I've sent a letter to my MEP with some thanks for voting against software patents last september, maybe it's a little bit late but I hope he will like it anyway...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


I wish I hadn't seen this post. Now I am scared, if that's what the new MS Office will look like. The toolbar looks like it's as tall as a basket ball player, and it'll eat most of my 1024x768 screen. I hope that KDE/GNOME won't adopt it. Don't get me wrong, I do like different layouts for apps, I like the Kids Office plans, but such layout could be really difficult to use in a INATAS enviroment. And I'd have to use a magnifying glass to see the text in the menus/toolbars.

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