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"An Open Letter to Intel" by Andrew S. Tanenbaum

cs.vu.nl/~ast/intel/

This is in regards to the revelations about the Intel Management Engine being a modified MINIX.

AST also will also probably cause waves with that last bit:

"If nothing else, this bit of news reaffirms my view that the Berkeley license provides the maximum amount of freedom to potential users."

@staticsafe Just depends whom you consider to be the user. Maximum freedom for Intel. Not maximum freedom for people who buy Intel CPUs.

@Irick I don't disagree but I also see the point in things like the GPLv3's anti-Tivoization clause as a protective measure against corporations taking advantage of labour that they do not compensate for.

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Eh.
I view the GPL as sort of this 'i want to have my cake and eat it too' hack of intellectual property law. I'm not uncomfortable calling it out for being non-free :3

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