[oclug]For the Mac / Linux fans
thukral at pobox.com
Fri Jan 10 09:43:50 EST 2003
On Fri, 2003-01-10 at 09:21, Brad Barnett wrote:
> If you look at the people that are using BSD code today, you can certainly
> see the BSD is essentially our enemy in many respects. Microsoft, Apple,
> and I'm sure other Unixes have grabbed small pieces here or there. This
> is like giving state secrets to the enemy. This is giving ammo to the
> other side. This is, effectively, treason.
er. pardon me, but isn't that micro$oft's primary concern about opening
up their source code? 'secrets to the enemy..' maybe i'm misreading
what you've said, but aren't you indirectly advocating closed source?
> Keep in mind, this is a _war_ we are in here. Even if you don't think you
> are a war, the other side does. Apple and Microsoft want Linux dead, the
> kernel destroy, the source outlawed. IBM and others want it alive, but as
> controlled as possible. In a sense, Linux is a little like Canada was
> during the Cold War. If the Soviet Union and the US had a war, many
> thought it would take place over and on our soil.
war? nah. competition. may the better os win (and we all know which
one that is!)
> This is Linux's fate.
fate is only what you decide to make it.
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