Open Source Haggadah, chapter 2
Apr 10, 2009, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"In 2008, Google, it turned out, followed Rabbi Perlow's advice
about mentoring and not controlling the source and released the
complete source code to Android, including that of its Dalvik JVM.
It's expected that an x86 version of their mobile device OS for use
in netbooks and desktop PCs will be hitting the promised land
"Even to my own dismay, Microsoft broke the "Thou shalt not
threaten" commandment early in 2009 with its lawsuit against
TomTom. Although it was settled weeks later, and TomTom has dodged
the proverbial bullet (or would that be a sling shot?) from both
protracted litigation and losing it’s right to use the Linux
kernel under the GPL, it has elevated tensions between the Open
Source community and the the company, erasing any good will that it
had started with its interoperability initiatives, and leaders are
calling for initiatives to have FAT32 and any other technologies
which Microsoft may use to hold vendors which use Linux hostage
replaced with fully open alternatives.
"I would wish ten plagues upon Redmond and the wicked Pharoah
Ballmer, but they've already been punished enough with Conficker.C
and Windows Vista, and they're about to sacrifice their first born,
Windows XP, to the Extended Support false Gods."