[Linux-aus] [Fwd: Microsoft "Shared Source" Seminar details]

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Tue Sep 23 06:29:02 UTC 2003


> In short, shared source creates a model for world-wide commerce and
> governments, which is so complex, and so unwieldy, that it is worse than
> having completely closed source. At least with completely closed source,
> you know where you stand. Even though you may be standing in mud, it is
> better than standing in quicksand.

Was it not Stalin who replied--in regards to The Pope:

 "And how many battalions does His Holiness have?"

In time when "ideas" hold more wealth than oil, no doubt countries will be
invaded for their "ideas" and "scientists". On the other hand, The Pope
did eventually win by using "ideas" and giving people something to believe

But this takes a long time--too long a time--and in that case it's left
Eastern Europe in a rather precarious mess.

Your answers are all good and worthy but the decision to allow and
participate in "Shared Source" won't be made by people who would
understand it or want to hear it.

I am such a cynic :(


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