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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
In a blog post by Red Hat’s legal team, the company says the piracy and intellectual property acts “raise enormous concerns for North Carolina home grown technology companies like Red Hat. ... Their potential effect on jobs and innovation is a matter of serious concern.”
Red Hat relies on sometimes miniscule innovations by hundreds (or even thousands) of different people. Its developers combine those small innovations, each one seemingly inconsequential on its own, into something that can have broad impact. Depending on what comes out of Washington, that could change.
“In a single generation, the Internet has transformed our world to such an extent that it is easy to forget its miraculous properties and take it for granted,” according to the blog post.