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Linux Journal: Are Linux and Open Source Un-American?

Feb 22, 2001, 07:32 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Coe)

"There are times when I wonder about the sanity of those in the software industry. There are times when I wonder about the sanity of governments. When the two collide, in my humble opinion, no good will come of it."

"Jim Allchin, Microsoft Windows operating system chief, was quoted in an article about open source last week. I advise any Linux user to go and read it if you haven't already, as it's great comedy material."

"According to the hive mind of Microsoft, open source should be made illegal. There's no way around it, this is the bottom line. Want to write your own code and release it into the community? Congratulations, come with us Sir/Madam, we have this nice little grey room for you. Don't worry about the bars on the windows, they are there for our protection in case you somehow manage to write a graphics viewer or a Perl script to terrorize the world."

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