[linux-elitists] University of EULA?
Tue Aug 29 11:15:12 PDT 2000
On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 10:35:13AM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> Universities are getting to be bad places for hackers now.
> 1. "No Linux or Unix in dorms" policies.
> 2. Mandatory proprietary software to complete class assignments.*
> (and now mandatory proprietary e-books:
> 3. Mandatory "technology fee" to support proprietary software
> site licenses.
> 4. Cowardly policies that punish students for posting controversial
> material: http://www.geocities.com/zkarpinski/
> 5. Asshole professors and grad students who take public money to do
> research, then patent it for their own startup companies (Larry
> Page, Ron Rivest)
A time-honored tradition. Actually, many schools manager their IP
> 6. Willingness of researchers to sign NDAs for research money, thereby
> "tainting" students.
> 7. Culture of bureaucracy incompatible with a free society or a market
> 8. Loyalty oaths.**
> * hi Deirdre
> ** hi Seth
> Any reason why hackers should "stay in school?" Maybe we should leave
> the universities to English and History majors.
> Don Marti No haiku patents
> firstname.lastname@example.org means I've no incentive to
> whois DM683 Software patent reform now: http://burnallgifs.org/
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