[Linux-aus] Fwd FYI: Kate Lundy spech

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Sun Sep 14 13:38:01 UTC 2003

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Some nice phraseology, "the old information empires" just reeks of 
"legacyness". (-:

"there are a number of challenges which stand in the way of open source.  
These are chiefly owing to the fact the market incumbents - proprietary 
software vendors - have built whole business strategies around client 

Nevertheless, it also seems to contain a few landmines for your sober 
consideration: "It [ie, OSS] defies the traditional method of 
distributing software through a system of proprietary licenses, and 
instead says "I know I can't stop you from redistributing me, so I'm 
not going to insult you by demanding that you don't."

Cheers; Leon

http://cyberknights.com.au/     Modern tools; traditional dedication
http://plug.linux.org.au/       Committee Member, Perth Linux User Group
http://slpwa.asn.au/            Committee Member, Linux Professionals WA
http://linux.org.au/            Committee Member, Linux Australia

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