__/ [ John Bailo ] on Friday 21 April 2006 22:43 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> | Fast forward to April 2006. Eric S. Raymond, the main man behind the
>> | idea of open-source, the author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, the
>> | seminal work on open-source, has just discovered that Microsoft is now
>> | selling a vector-graphics editor "Microsoft Expressions," which includes
>> | some of his open-sourced work.
>> | Microsoft, the anti-open-source company, is using open-source software
>> | from one of open-source's leading lights. You've got to love it.
> "Back in January 2005, Bill Gates took a back-handed slap at open-source
> saying, "There are some new modern-day sort of communists who want to
> get rid of the incentive for musicians and moviemakers and software
> makers under various guises." Where he says "modern-day sort of
> communists," think "open-source advocates."
Have a look at the following:
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| ...Thanks to Mr. Gates, we now know that an open Internet with
| protocols anyone can implement is communism...
| ...Mr. Gates' secret is out now?he too was a "communist;" he, too,
| recognized that software patents were harmful?until Microsoft became one of
| these giants...
> Speaking of modern day Communists (or are they just totalitarian):
Roy S. Schestowitz
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