RE: Microsoft Is Set to Be Top Foe of Free Code

From: Max M (
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 15:54:05 MDT

> From:
> []On Behalf Of Bryan Moss

> (2) Linux is popular because it
> fits a particular marketing niche (people who would like to
> think they're "power users") and *not* because of anything
> inherent in the open source development model, Microsoft
> should realise this;

Well actually for Web developers like me Linux is a far better product. .asp
is a really broken model, and open source software is a LOT better. Apache,
Zope etc.

> (3) Microsoft's stance on the GPL (as un-
> American) is most likely sincere, whether I agree with it or
> not; and

Yeah who would doubt the sincerity of a company with such a nice, honest and
fair track record :-)

> (4) I don't think open source creates better software
> (but it doesn't surprise me that a bunch of hackers can make a
> relatively stable version of Unix after all these years).

Do you use much open source software? I absolutely prefer it, as open source
software is made to cooperate with other software, where the big point in
proprietary software is to close the gates.

When I upload I shure hope it wil be on an open source systen and not some
MS paperclip.

regards Max M Rasmussen, Denmark

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