[LINK] RH Proposes to Enhance MS Settlement Offer By Providing OSS to All
USA School Districts
Wed, 21 Nov 2001 16:21:06 +1100
"While we applaud Microsoft for raising the idea of helping poorer schools as part
of the penalty phase of their conviction for monopolistic practices, we do not think
that the remedy should be a mechanism by which Microsoft can further extend its monopoly,"
said Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat.
Hmmm ... I find it incredible that the US Dept of Justice would even consider an
offer from MS to inflict itself upon US schools. It seems to be a thinly veiled ploy
to extend its monopoly, closer to the cradle this time than the grave.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is
just a mediocre brain, something like the president of American Telephone
and Telegraph Company.
-- Alan Turing on the possibilities of a thinking machine, 1943.