If he's going to be roundly villified by all and sundry, we
probably ought to know where he's coming from. NTKnow provides a
little bit of background on Craig Mundie: VRML advocate, WebTV
convergence guru, failed supercomputer tycoon:
You can't stick a postfix next to a variable these days
without causing the imminent collapse of society. The day after US
assistant attorney Daniel Alter told a New York court that DeCSS
was like "software programs that shut down navigational programs in
airplanes or smoke detectors in hotels" (you know, *those*
programs), Microsoft's CRAIG MUNDIE was across town, declaiming
that the GPL was a virus that would shut down intellectual property
inside people's heads. Craig's speech is all about the nightmarish
future of an open source world, and is rather heavy on predictions.
But then Craig's job at Microsoft is to make gambles on the future
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