[LINK] Oracle and OpenOffice
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon Jun 14 12:22:06 EST 2010
At 12:09 PM 14/06/2010, David Lochrin wrote:
>and Kim Holburn replied:
> > Being very cynical I'd say it's another attempt based on BG's
> > maxim for dealing with competition: Embrace, extend, extinguish.
> > Although in general it hasn't worked so well with open-source.
> > Watch carefully the "special license" terms.
Funny you should quote this. I'm listening to the TWIG podcast from late May
and they're talking about this phenomenon of starting with open,
building a business, then 'discovering' capitalism and shifting to
closed, a la Steve Jobs (OS10 being based on Open; their words).
This is an interesting podcast because they also go into discussion
of Facebook, Google, Android, and other topics. 1hour20min.
The discussion about the Facebook privacy settings is fascinating.
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