Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 12, 2002 02:20 AM
For some reason this MP3/Lindows guy thinks bashing on Microsoft is supposed to gain him support in the Linux community? Like we have some sort of bond and should accept everything he does without question. In reality all he is talking about is money and power (I gave this, I gave that). Microsoft has got a lot of it and he wants it. They only way he can get there is by leaching on to something that already has momentum. First it was MP3's and now it is Linux. Sound buisness sence for him but not for the rest of the community or the economy. Given the chance he would take GPL code propriatary if he thought he would get away with it. If he thinks the reason there are no healthy buisnesses is because of the community "eating it's young" he obiously hasn't heard of Red Hat or IBM or numerous other "heathy" Linux companies. What Linux need is stable companies willing to work within the bounds of the GPL where they choose to use it. We do not need fly by night, media mongers looking ot make a quick buck and blame their troubles on everyone else instead of themselves. Free the code - 99.9% of it isn't even Lindows'.