Seattle Times: No Standing in Shadows for Sun Microsystems Chief
Aug 20, 2002, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brier Dudley)
"In an interview with The Seattle Times last week, McNealy
discussed Sun, Linux, government stimulus efforts, stock options
and working with Microsoft after the antitrust litigation is
"Q. Do you consider Linux and open-source software a
"A. Sharing is not a new thing. Sharing in our
industry would have happened a lot more had (IBM) not grabbed the
server monopoly a long time ago, and then (Microsoft) grabbed the
desktop monopoly. I've always said A through Z, 0 through 9,
grammar, syntax and basic math should not be copyrightable.
Microsoft says 'I'm going to own the alphabet. I'm going to add new
characters. I'm going to charge you extra for the vowels. And I'm
going to own grammar and syntax, too...'"