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Sepans Plaza: The Early Days

Aug 20, 2003, 04:00 (17 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Hawkeye for this link. ]

"GNU/Linux being commercialized was a punch in the nose for the community. Mainstream users becoming the majority resulted in a black eye. But the next one is beneath the belt! Propriety software enters the field, and actually becomes part of the success story. Video card drivers from Nvidia aren't GPL, but contributed to the availability of GNU/Linux on the private market. Oracle, Lotus Domino and all the other enterprise applications for Linux are far from Open Source, but gave warp speed to GNU/Linux muscling into the enterprise market.

"The community has turned against those commercial players. The efforts made in the early years to convince others of the benefits of using GNU/Linux, are now put into convincing others to place an embargo on products and services from 'The Evil Ones'. As much as every new user was welcomed for a few years, nowadays new users are bullied away from the sacred grounds..."

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