"But wait -- anyone with a clear mind would question this
purchase. While the advocates of FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD
continue to bicker over -- er, discuss - the merits of each
particular version of the BSD operating system, WindRiver purchased
the proprietary rendition of the famous BSD Unix. But WindRiver,
which has a reputation for being arrogant and difficult to work
with, has marketed this purchase as a way to jump into the
open-source fray. It's a lie."
"It's also arrogance. So is the decision of the Linux god
himself, Linus Torvalds, to ridicule the Mac OS X operating system.
He's apparently ingested way too much of the Linux freedom
fighters' fodder while forgetting that people just want their
things to work."
"Even more arrogant is open-source movement henchman Bruce
Perens' decision to ask the biggest vendors -- IBM and
Hewlett-Packard -- to return some of the intellectual property that
the vendors created by using open-source technologies, including
Linux. This won't give anyone the warm fuzzies, and it may hurt
Linux in the long run."
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