Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 04, 2006 12:24 AM
Yes. There is. You have, to your credit, ruled out illegal ways - But you also have to rule out the immoral ways.
Two wrongs don't make a right. The way to fight someone from encroaching on your freedoms is not to encroach on theirs - that's called a pissing contest, and nobody wins.
I, too, am scared that I won't be able to purchase hardware after year X, but there are ways and ways to try and prevent that. FPGAs are one - independent manefacturers are others. Heck - this may be a market opportunity.