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[SLUG] Microsoft Executive Says Linux Threatens Innovation
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- Subject: [SLUG] Microsoft Executive Says Linux Threatens Innovation
- From: Rick Welykochy <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Feb 16 11:39:01 2001
- Organization: Praxis Services Pty Limited
Latest from the "reverse the FUD sideways up America's backsides and they won't
notice" department, oops, sorry, latest from Mickeysoft:
For the browserless and the lazy, Allchin [M$ O/S chief] said:
(*) he's concerned that the open-source business model could stifle initiative
in the computer industry.
(*) Open source is an intellectual-property destroyer
(*) I can't imagine something that could be worse than this for the
software business and the intellectual-property business
(*) The result will be the demise of both intellectual property rights and the
incentive to spend on research and development
and the winner is:
(*) I'm an American, I believe in the American Way. I worry if the government
encourages open source, and I don't think we've done enough education of
policy makers to understand the threat.
These are the words of one damn worried high flying MS executive. They border
on hysteria, pychosis and a total reality disconnect. I hope Allchin keeps up with
his rantings, the more the better. Sadly he'll have to be committed one day when
it all gets too painful and his free-floating anxiety attacks strangle his
brain at the medulla oblongata on upwards to his skull cap.
"Now we can see the insanity inherent in the system."
- apologies to M Python and the Holy Grail
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
"Roiled by being a crash test dummy over Microsoft? Degusteban Linux"