Open Source vs. Proprietary - Who Are The Real Zealots?
Jul 17, 2009, 15:32 (24 Talkback[s])
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"REALITY: Linux is at war. Linux is under attack. Do you, dear
reader, have any enemies? Who, pray tell? Your mother-in-law? That
one manager at work? An ex-partner?
"You know who Linux's enemy is? Oh, nobody much. Just the most
powerful corporation in the known universe, founded by the richest
human being in the universe. Not that big a bother, is it? When
that company bribes half the world's governments to stand against
you, manipulates most of the supporting hardware and software
markets to refuse to work with you, and takes every opportunity to
call you everything from a communist to a criminal, and whose
influence permeates every tiny, possible corner of all forms of
media, yeah, you might have to defend yourself sometimes.
"That's not being a zealot. If somebody puts a gun to your head,
and you do everything in your power to survive the confrontation,
does that make you a zealot?"