Supporting GPL Development

So, while the “New Democrats” are arguing that we should not support the development of GPL software with public money, the French are moving in to fill the void, and have supported the development of a new Mandrake cluster. Good for them, and for their French investors. Wonder if we have resolved to play defense in the US software sector.

And while we’re at it, how is it that Nintendo gets a (belated) US$150 million fine for price fixing from the EU, while Microsoft gets a US$50 fine from New York (and priceless free publicity) for sticking their decals all over the place? Which fine do you think might actually work as a deterrent?

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