I’m sure Microsoft’s stamp of approval for BSD is very sincere, and I’m also sure it’s anattempt to frame Linux out of the picture. The Windows TCP/IP stack is built around BSD code; from Microsoft’s point of view, the BSD crowd are a bunch of suckers begging to be exploited again and again. I’m certain Microsoft would love for the entire open-source world to turn into an acquiescent source of free R&D for its monopoly. and other interesting things from ESR in this interview.
Still at Microsoft, keep your eye on the ball!
The collective book reading is paying off. I intercepted in my team discussions about refactoring. The activity itself became daily routine. Code is changing, design is improving, I’m happy!
Eazel, a company in which many (including myself) has put their hopes to improve Linux GUI and usability is going down. Unfortunately not many Linux companies remaining, I’m wandering when Ximian is going to close their gates.
Even if the unfortunate dot.com bang wouldn’t be associated with the OpenSource and Linux, Microsoft war machine is all over Linux these days. There seems still that one thing they can not understand. Yes they can demolish Linux (OpenSource) based companies (what’s left whatever) but they can not make Linux disappear. Linux is not a company and doesn’t depend on corporate financing, Linux is volunteer work and passion, you can’t fight that :))), in fact I have the feeling that they will grow our numbers :)).
What amazed me this morning that I found an article about Linux in an magazine. Then I shaw the date August 1999. Which magazine have now the guts to write about Linux, even the truth ? Still I learned one amazing thing from it, Jon Hall, the executive director of Linux International (an organization which promotes Linux) is an manger at Compaq !.