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Byte.com: Greening For Good: War Chests Continued

Jan 17, 2000, 20:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

"Imagine Larry Augustin explaining to Charlie Rose how Linux is going to make money. It happened late last month. Rose has any number of facial expressions and contortions that he goes through when he interviews people. He wore many of them that night while listening to the open source dogma. Larry was looking good. He didn't even flinch when questions arose about where Red Hat, his nominal competitor, was going to make its money. It seems the focus of money seems to be a distraction, but perhaps a blessing in disguise -- as if money could be disguised."

"The column I wrote last month discussed how I thought "LinuxVille" needed to burn some money and described characteristics of Microsoft that seem to have been successful. Fortunately, my flame_retardant_on () struct seems to have few bugs...."

"Steve McIntyre, whose e-mail service blocks my replies to him, had truck with my first point, which is that Microsoft communicates. He wrote, "Yes, they do. To such an extent that people eventually believe the trash they are sent. And it makes life easy for journalists, if not the people that have to work with this stuff."

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