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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?"

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