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Re: [News] Firefox on The Telegraph

__/ [ Mathew P. ] on Tuesday 30 May 2006 06:35 \__

> On 2006-05-28, Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Firefox snaps at Microsoft's heels
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| A not-for-profit company that uses software written by volunteers is
>>| proving a challenge to Bill Gates, says Andrew Murray-Watson
>> `----
> Good article. I did get quite a giggle out of this part:
> Unlike rival Microsoft, which employs a legion of highly paid software
> engineers, Mozilla relies on a small internal team  and the goodwill
> and hard work of tens of thousands of unpaid volunteers to create its
> products. Profit, dividends and returns on investment do not enter the
> equation. All of which means that _Baker, who is a trapeze artist in her
> spare time (she tries to "fly" at least twice a week), is quite possibly
> Bill Gates's worst nightmare_ .

Good code and innovation comes from lateral thinking and imaginative minds.
You can't achieve this by employing a code monkey in a cubicle. Even
Torvalds of OSDL works in the basement of his home, I suspect (once read

Best wishes,


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