[oclug] from the rumour mill..:)
rod at giffinscientific.com
Fri Nov 21 11:53:53 EST 2003
Chris Herrnberger said:
> Well the plot thickens according to the spin meisters;
> Quick Summary
> "Speculation that Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) might build a flavor of
> Linux into Windows Server 2003 has been rife since May, when the
> company said it was licensing the Unix source code and patent from the
> SCO Group."
You know what really bugs me about this kind of article is that they are
rife with mis-statements, mis-directions, and mis-truths, and mistakes. To
"The GPL is a very viral license, and anything it touches has to be given
away," noted Ted Schadler, principal analyst for Forrester Research.
What a bunch of popycock. It makes me wonder exactly where the "noted"
Ted Schadler got his credentials from - UMFUD? The view that everything
the GPL touches has to be given away is simply wrong. Perhaps the "noted"
principal analyst has another explanation for the hundreds of millions of
dollars that are being made every year that depend on GPL'd software.
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