Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 21 Mar 2005, at 01:42, Paul O'Malley wrote:
>>> Would there be an Internet if Linux did not exist, I think not .
>>> Que? Are you from Barcelona or something? I'm not sure of the precise
> date from which the Internet is believed to exist, but I was using it
> when Linus was still in short trousers (if they ever wear short
> trousers in Finland - maybe it's too cold)
>Okay point taken, and well questioned. I will say I was only finished
work and was very tired, I am about to get stuck into today but first a
rambling comment :)
What I had intended to get across.
I believe that the ability of servers and services to become as
widespread as they were was because of the FOSS model. This allowed the
rapid spread of services between Linux and FreeBSD the spread and
popularisation into a commercial product that we see today is due to the
presence of FOSS.
(where is Al Gore when you need him :))
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