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Re: Triumph of Free/Libre Software

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 30 Sep 2011 11:16 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> The Kindle Fire and the Triumph of Open Source
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| One point I haven???t seen anyone make about this is the importance of open
>>| source software to the evolution of the tablet computing market. Google
>>| decided to make Android an open-source operating system, which meant that
>>| third parties could take the code, tweak it for their own needs, and sell
>>| competing Android-based products. That???s what Barnes and Noble did last
>>| year with the Nook Color, and it???s what Amazon did to create the Kindle
>>| Fire.
>> `----
>> http://www.forbes.com/sites/timothylee/2011/09/28/the-kindle-fire-and-the-triumph-of-open-source/
>    In the PC operating system market, the 1980s were a period of intense
>    competition and rapid innovation, followed by the 1990s when Windows
>    became utterly dominant and the pace of innovation slowed. The same
>    thing happened with browsers: intense competition in the late 1990s
>    between Netscape and Microsoft, followed by a period in the early
>    2000s where Microsoft was utterly dominant and browser innovation
>    slowed.

"The Internet? We are not interested in it."

                                --Bill Gates, 1993

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