Re: QC: this looks quite kosher, opinions?

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Tue, 21 Sep 1999 08:47:53 -0500

This doesn't look kosher:

> Companies who ally themselves with the popular Linux operating system
> usually experience dramatic increases in stock values. Market analysts
> marveled when SUN Systems stock increased in value due to the company's
> decision to release a MS Office clone with an open source policy. The
> consensus was SUN Systems' open source policy would be most beneficial to
> Linux, which pushed their stock value up. Since Unitel's quantum computer
> will need an easily portable OS to start out with, it is unlikely that
> quantum computers will be running Microsoft operating systems anytime soon.

The phrase "usually experience dramatic increases in stock values" is such a blatant invitation to lawsuits that, even if this is a real company, nobody would ever agree to take it public now. Of course, I'm not a lawyer, standard disclaimers, yada yada.

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