[arch-general] makepkg as root

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 02:03:23 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 3:05 PM, Leonid Isaev <lisaev at umail.iu.edu> wrote:

> Companies are free to produce whatever crap they want. Unless you are a
> FSF (or
> RMS) fanatic, there is nothing wrong with DRM really.
> Cheers,

There is absolutely nothing right about denying people the right to use
their own property however they like.

I guess it is all right to want to make all new PCs sold with Windows 8
locked to only Windows 8?

What about ebooks? I am a heavy reader, with lots of ebooks, but publishers
don't want me to be able to read my books on linux, or on an ereader from a
different vendor than the ebook came from.

OK, yeah, I suppose I don't *have* to buy any of these things... but that
doesn't seem like a reasonable option. If I change from a Kindle to a Kobo
or Nook or Sony, I should have to repurchase all my ebooks? If the store I
bought from goes out of business, I lose all future access to my ebooks?
And the alternative is, I guess, don't read ebooks, just lug around a
roomful of books everywhere I go? And while I am at it, I can do all my
computation with the work of the late great Charles Babbage...

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