On 13 Dec, Dermot McGahon wrote:
> Without him you would
> Microserf. Because of him you get to have some fun while you work.
Kate's response pretty much covered most of my objections except for the
This simply isn't true. There was a computer industry before Microsoft
became the giant it is, and before there was much in the way of open
source, and I worked in it and enjoyed my work. Back then RMS and others
were just beginning the open source stuff, which really harped back to
the time in the sixties when computers often came with the source code
of their operating systems on a tape.
Folks tend to forget that it was largely because of the Internet/UseNet
that the early open source movement grew. Who paid for that back in the
seventies and eighties in the USA? DARPA, Federal Funding! For liberal
minded Europeans, that was the Evil Empire in those days.
Like kate, (or an Ent) I'm not sure I'm on anyone's side, because I'm
not sure anyone is on my side entirely.
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