RE: Linux stifles innovation...

From: Dennis (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 14:38:29 EST

At 08:34 PM 02/16/2001, Neal Dias wrote:
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>It's not about facts, it's not about the truth, it's not about Jim
>Allchin being an idiot or deluded. It's about propaganda,
>misinformation, and marketing. It's about business. Nothing new, nor
>unexpected. And to the comment "It is not American to steal", well,
>it may not be "American", but it's for sure been part of the way of
>doing business in this country for years. It's not right, it's not
>ideal, but it IS the way it's done in too many cases.

Its not a "stealing" issue. Its about whether its worthwhile, dollar-wise,
to finance innovation. With free source, its not, because you have to give
away your investment and then anyone can use it equally. Secondly, the
"open-source" community openly shuns binary distributions (A. Cox never
misses an opportunity), so there is no avenue for commercial innovation
that is "worthwhile".


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