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Paolo writes "DMCA laws have been popping up all over the globe in recent years, despite citizens outcry. If anything the ratification of such acts seems to be in violation of the simple processes preached in the democratic state. To see the RIAA command so much weight in the political system, and the regulation of civil liberties seems at best hypocritical, and at worst completely at odds with the equal votes equal power mantra. The fact remains that when more people break a law than don't you really shouldn't bother trying to impose it. Sadly govt hasn't got the message just yet." top
hanju writes "With the release of next (current) gen game consoles, we have seen Sony and Microsoft both allow methods to execute homebrew software. Nintendo however have not offered any such possibility. In terms of consumer support, sales and general satisfaction for slashdotters, Why should/shouldnt change their stance towards homebrew.?" top
hanju writes "With the constantly delayed releace date of Windows Vista one may question how much longer propriety OS's (having to pay their developers) will be able to remain at a reasonable price for widespread upgrades, and with the huge budget unlimited developer baseof OSS OS's how long will it be before we see Microsoft's monopoly on operating systems degraded as consumers head for the cheaper (or free) options?"