Slashdot: The Post-Microsoft Era

As exciting as it was to see a federal judge smack
Microsoft around, it’s also tantalizing to wonder what might have
happened if nature had been permitted to take its own course.

Even though Judge Jackson’s findings read at times like an
open-source manifesto, OS advocates seemed a bit stung that Judge
Jackson dissed the movement, saying he didn’t consider Linux a
serious competitive threat to Microsoft….”

“Even though the judge dismissed them as still-marginal,
powerful and resilient techno-movements like Linux and open source
(“I think he underestimates the competitive threat of Linux,” OS
advocate Eric Raymond told Salon Friday) were already nibbling away
at the monolith from one end.”

“Raymond may be right.”


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