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Mount Rainier for Linux 87

Posted by michael
from the almost-close-enough-to-touch dept.
Cpyder writes: "Seems like Philips is getting the "patents are bad"-picture, as they have decided to let Linux support the Mount Rainier next-generation file device system. Seems like the end of floppies+zips+cdrw+whatever is finally in sight. Check it out at The Reg."
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Mount Rainier for Linux

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  • by Krapangor (533950) on Saturday November 03, 2001 @08:54AM (#2516102) Homepage
    Due to the opening up these standards, it's very easy for competitors to create compatible devices without license fees. So the initial inventors don't get very much money from their inventions like they could make initially. This is very bad because it will force other companies do the very same. You might say: good for open source community. But in fact it's very bad: it restricts the profit inventors get from their invention. Look for example at IBM, they nearly died from getting not enough money from their invention of the IBM PC. So nobody will do any more inventions, because they look at IBM and say: "Look, they nearly died from getting not enough money from their invention. Let's rather sell old, cheap stuff and get rich !" So, no more inventions will be done and there will be no enconomical and scientific advancement. So, you see that treaties like this are in fact very bad and might destroy our economy.
  • so.. (Score:2, Funny)

    by z)bandito(_X (243059) on Saturday November 03, 2001 @08:55AM (#2516104) Homepage
    "...for now the working groups punningly refer to "CD-MRW". "

    I can't wait to tell people about this. "Theres this great new super easy cd format!" "oh yeah? whats it called?" "CD-MRW!" "CD-huh?"

    heh
  • Nature (Score:3, Funny)

    by germinatoras (465782) on Saturday November 03, 2001 @09:24AM (#2516133) Homepage

    I, for one, am really glad to see that Linux is supporting our national parks. [nps.gov] Heaven knows that we geeks need to get outdoors once and a while.

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