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Upside: No, Sun Doesn't Get It

Oct 15, 1999, 15:33 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard L. Brandt)

"... if Microsoft disappeared tomorrow, Sun would quickly take its place as the lead character in OS community members' paranoid fantasies."

"Sun and AOL both know that Microsoft can and will take over any standard if given a fraction of a chance and will use that to its own advantage. Microsoft does so with no qualms about leaving the original inventors sitting on the sidelines looking like a nerd who just did all the cheerleader's homework for her and then watches her use the newly acquired free time to go out with the quarterback.

"But Sun and AOL don't have the guts to really embrace the open source movement and help quarterback Bill screw developers in the market."

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