Re: Gnome to be based on .NET?

On Tue, 2002-02-05 at 00:24, Crispin Wellington wrote:
> Ah. But Apple did not embrace and extend. They don't consider BSD to be
> a threat. Have no doubt that if Microsoft saw BSD as a threat to their
> desktop dominance, they would have released msBSD, which would have been
> BSD with a whole bunch of proprietary extensions. It could run BSD
> stuff, but BSD users couldn't run msBSD stuff. Gradually they would kill
> BSD by embracing it and then extending it with MS proprietry protocols,
> api's etc.
> I have no illusions that the only reason Linux has survived is becuase
> it uses the GPL so heavily. Its all layed out in the infamous MS
> Halloween document. Linux was their number one threat because they
> couldn't kill it by embracing it and extending it. Well they could. They
> could make 'Linux+' with extensions, but those extensions, being a
> derivative work would fall under the GPL and thus they would have to
> open them, and then the main Linux could integrate them. If linux was
> under MIT/X licence, everyone would be using Microsoft Linux by now.
> MS actually spells this out explicitly in the Halloween doc.

Please just stop with your ill-informed conspiracy theories. Because
that's all they are, conspiracy theories.

Just takes things as they come.


Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Ximian, Inc.
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