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LINK: Understanding Fear of the Gnu
Understanding Fear of the Gnu
Contributed by Dan W.
March 1, 2001
"Open source software is a serious threat to all that
is good and true and right in this country." Not
surprising and easily dismissed as anti-GNU (GNU's not
Unix) rhetoric from a company that is running scared,
but the issues are much older, wobblier and more
complex than "Windows good, Linux bad."
The threat to innovation must be seriously considered.
If GNU-ware can be used effectively in place of
applications that cost hundreds or even thousands of
dollars, how can serious software companies hope to
compete? Huge financial and intellectual resources are
being drawn away from industry by open source
full article at: http://www.osopinion.com/perl/story/7838.html
GNU/Linux, for technical and ethical reasons.
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