I have not posted as much recently, compared to my usual.
That’s because I’ve been messing with my computers, setting
them up to use Sabayon
instead of Suse. Those of you who can about such things can
guess why that is.
One thing I’ve noticed. If I don’t post very much, not as
many people visit.
all other software with Hippie GPL rubbish
By Thomas C
2nd June 2001
Microsoft CEO and incontinent over-stater of facts Steve Ballmer said
that “Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual
property sense to everything it touches,” during a commercial spot
masquerading as a media interview with the Chicago Sun-Times Friday.
Ballmer was trying to articulate his concern, whether real or imagined,
that limited recourse to the GNU GPL requires that all software be made
“The way the license is written, if you use any open-source software,
you have to make the rest of your software open source,” Ballmer
explained to an excessively credulous, un-named Sun-Times reporter who,
predictably, neglected to question this bold assertion…
This is nonsense, of course, clearly just more FUD.
I really don’t know what the guy has against open-source software.
Let’s say you’ve created a business for yourself, selling apple pies to
the people in your neighborhood. Then, someday, for whatever
reason, the people decide that they don’t want to pay you for your
apple pies any more. So they get together, and decide that
one day per week, someone will make apple pies for everyone.
They’ll take turns, so no one person gets stuck with all the
expenses. What would happen? You’d be out of a job.
That is a bit harsh, but as they say, if you can’t stand the
heat, get out of the kitchen. Business is like that.
If you can’t offer anything of greater value for the money,
your business is at risk. And who could be against the
collective baking of apple pies, anyway?