[LINK] Any more spin, and I'm going to throw up
Sat, 10 Nov 2001 12:01:08 +1100
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Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 17:43:07 -0500 (EST)
From: Lenny Foner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Any more spin, and I'm going to throw up
Gates also took some credit for the genesis of open-source
software. He said Microsoft made it possible by standardizing
computers: "Really, the reason you see open source there at
all is because we came in and said there should be a platform
that's identical with millions and millions of machines," he said.
[Surely we don't have to point out that open-source software originated
LOOOONNNNGGG before computers were smaller than the size of rooms, yes? At
any number of government and research labs and universities, right? Well,
maybe lots of people need to -keep- pointing this out.]
Standards are industry's way of codifying obsolescence.