__/ [ Linonut ] on Tuesday 30 May 2006 16:03 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>> | Unfortunately, one of the very things that makes Linux powerful also
>> | makes it vulnerable to the same type of fragmentation that helped to
>> | doom Unix - the open source licenses under which Linux distributions
>> | are created and made available. Happily, there is a remedy to avoid
>> | the end that befell Unix, and that remedy is open standards -
>> | specifically, the Linux Standards Base (LSB). The LSB is now an
>> | ISO/IEC standard, and was created by the Free Standards Group.
> There was one big difference with the UNIXen, however -- they were
I thought the same things when I read this. This point was surprisingly
overlooked. Andy is the one who authored a very nice essay on ODF and its
importance only a few weeks ago, so I thought he was definitely worth
another Op/Ed. He remains very optimistic with regards to short term FOSS
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