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Visual Basic: [speaking over Basic] ' May I interject, my friend, to point out that we own ‘IsNot’. And you will be billed for the use of our patent. Gates and Microsoft: Well said, my friend! Respect our rights to own and use, or we will turn on all and sue! XML: I have to say, that with dismay, I watch the slow advance, of those who seek to own and charge, leaving others with no chance! I know of this, from my own case, of so-called interoperability, being slowly embraced and extended into a proprietary standard readily.

I invented Free Software. [Turning on the reality distortion field]. I should be King! The mice: [Momentarily] Of course… [Shaking heads to clear the fog].. Someone gag him quick before our mission clear is undermined. You make nice things tis true, but your idea of open source is something to borrow when it suits you, but file patents as much as the other selfish multinationals do. Everyone: The voices of Multinationals is booming and loud, this is surely dangerous for fair debate, be clear you all who profit from all, that the public sphere should be free from your siren call.

Let’s try and keep the politics, values and the like out of this. Stick to technical reason. For amongst us all we are called here to create a wise solution and give to the King the ideas and concepts that he desires so desperately in order that his rule can continue. Let us begin. Chorus: And so the technical remains aloof, Somehow distant from the truth, Yet others seek through difficulties to call It’s only the political that can change it all. 45 Act II Eric Raymond: I wish that we should pass a law that all should own firearms to protect themselves from the King.

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