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[News] Forbes Has Microsoft Ally Speak about GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Forbes Has Microsoft Ally Speak about GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:06:06 +0100
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Battle Of The OS Titans 

,----[ Quote ]
| No doubt analysis of this heated debate among 
| OS providers will vary depending on who you're 
| talking to, but all will agree that an 
| important factor has been the proliferation of 
| hardware and mobile devices among business 
| users and consumers. Just think, 10 years ago 
| it's likely you used one of two devices for 
| your primary computing--a PC or a laptop--maybe 
| both. And if you did have both, they were 
| loaded with similar or complimentary 
| applications and were closely connected via a 
| single operating system. In contrast, take a 
| look at what is in your pocket or briefcase 
| now. Chances are that shiny new smart phone is 
| not running off the same operating system as 
| your PC or laptop. And if you're thinking about 
| purchasing a netbook, you have Chrome or Linux-
| based operating systems like Moblin, to 
| consider as well.



Forbes rewrites the history of open source

,----[ Quote ]
| In the name of defining jargon, Forbes this week tries a complete rewrite of
| open source history.
| This is accomplished by someone named Dan Woods, who calls his company
| Evolved Media. (He might want to rename it Unevolved Medium.)
| Woods does this by ignoring Eric Raymondâs ground-breaking The Cathedral and
| the Bazaar, making Richard Stallman the father of something he frankly
| detests.
| Stallman personally lectured me on this when I first took this beat, so Iâm
| not getting this from examining fossils or old newspaper clippings. Itâs from
| the horseâs mouth.
| [...]
| Woods, for some reason, insists on calling open source âcommercial open
| source,â when the whole idea of open source was that it would be commercial.
| This way, I suppose Forbesâ editors get to twit the hippies and claim that
| open source is no big deal.
| In fact, open source is a very big deal.

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