Superewza wrote: _h_ wrote:
Superewza wrote:Good job i'm not in the US then... not that there's any chance of us getting a half decent government anyway.
We had a pretty nice government when Bill Clinton was our President. lol
Well we had a pretty nice government when Michael Foot was our Prime Minister. Everybody might not have liked him, but damn was he a good leader. As i see it though the only possible way we could get a government that cares about the country and not just themselves is if the Green Party gets voted in, which just isn't going to happen...
The green party is the worst thing that could happen to you. But I dont want to argue that, especially in an unrelated thread. All I can say is study history. One thing though, the UK is in as much trouble as the US at this point, if not more. There was a reason why everyone wanted to come to our country for a couple centuries. Now? I wouldn't bother! I dont think it is any better here than anywhere else these days.
Clinton? I have many problems with his presidency, but man, I would give ANYTHING to have him back in office at this point. Hilary might not have been too bad either. And McCain would not have been much better than what we got. 2012 should be huge, it is a turning point. I just hope we turn the right way!
DrHu wrote:Won't ever happen
Too many people and companies are invested in OSS, including Google and IBM
And Microsoft as a back door entry (Novell + Suse)
--net framework, mono
I am more concerned about business and their partner/government that freezes out OSS software and applications, as well as those Operating Systems, like Linux (pick your distribution) in favor of the predominate OS of the day.
This is driven by advertising, lobbyists, as well as inertia/apathy..
At THIS point in our country the only thing government can freeze anything out of is itself. Private business is still private though with what is happening with the buy...er...bailouts, we are looking right down the barrel of the government gun.
But the one and only good thing about this administration is they seem to at least acknowledge FOSS. I have to give credit where credit is due. I do not think we have any fear of the anti-FOSS lobbyists under this administration at least. They are in bed with a whole different group of people.