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Fairfax IT: Nathan Cochrane -- Booch-speak: keep it simple, stupid

Apr 27, 1999, 01:25 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Operating systems have become commodities and Linux is an example of that. But you have to be cynical and ask, `Where are the tools?' Is it a sustainable business model?

"It's a great example of capitalism at play. Red Hat, which has probably not added anything to the semantic nature of Linux, has made a lot of money out of repackaging it. I don't know how long that slave labor will continue." [Booch] said that giving software away for free couldn't last long and he was "yet to see any Fortune 1000 company bet a major part of their strategy on Linux..."

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