Re: Linux stifles innovation...

Joseph Pingenot (
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 11:40:38 -0600

>> On the other hand:
>> ''I can't imagine something that could be worse than this
>> for the software business and the intellectual-property business.''
>Linux IS (part of) the software business, though! That's like saying
>Walmart is bad for shops - it is bad for OTHER, COMPETING shops.

Actually, I'd contend that it's more like Wal-Mart (oder Aldi) claiming that
the Mom-n-Pop store (Tante Emma Laden) down the street is ruining their
business. It's the big Goliath coming out once again.

[Unfortunately, I only know the German equivalents of the xlat'ed phrases]

"I felt a great disturbance in the force.  As if a significant plot
  line suddenly cried out in terror... and was suddenly silenced."
                        -Torg in "Sluggy Freelance"
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