[LINK] Any more spin, and I'm going to throw up
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 02:11:26 +1100
> 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.
This surely isn't a Gates quote. He's not that stupid.
>[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.]
And the reality that open source isn't (generally) platform dependent. In
fact it's highly ported because it is open source.
Something those that develop o/src software are generally proud of, cause
their damn names get attached to just about ever existing and historic
computer system on the planet!