[oclug]For the Mac / Linux fans
bb at L8R.net
Fri Jan 10 09:52:46 EST 2003
On 10 Jan 2003 09:45:14 -0500
Dave Edwards <dle1 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-01-10 at 09:21, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > This is giving ammo to the other side. This is, effectively, treason.
> > 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.
> > This is Linux's fate.
> Jeez, Brad -- I was with you right until you started using words like
> "treason" and "war". That kind of language is way too strident for me.
> There's enough of that going around. I don't doubt that MS and so on
> see it that way, and I think that alone is good enough reason for "us"
> to adopt a lighter-hearted approach. How we do what we're doing is as
> important as the outcome -- in fact, I think that the "how" will
> directly affect whether we succeed at all, or do not.
Exactly. M$ and Apple do see it that way. This was my point entirely.
We have to understand how they think, in order to clearly see their
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