Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Sun Jul 20 12:47:15 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 16:12:54 -0500,
  Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>>> When the AT&T monopoly was sensibly split up, it was then able to  
>> I think just plain split up is a better description. I think history has
>> shown that the split wasn't done "sensibly" and unfortunately we aren't
>> going to get a do over any time soon.
> You haven't noticed the dismembered Bell's crawling back together to  
> resurrect the monster?  Plus of, course devouring Cingular.  (I'm not a  
> big fan of huge corporations...).

And part of the reason for that is the split was done incorrectly. It should
have been split so the local loops and the CO's were owned by regulated
monopolies (in each region) and those companies prohibited from providing
services over the copper (or fiber). Then the incumbents wouldn't be able
to eliminate competition by sabotaging it.

There isn't going to be the political will to do a split like that any time

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