☞ Results of Extreme Capitalism

  • Excellent and encouraging analysis from Robin here. Scott McNealy has been saying for years that net-connected devices are the new world after Microsoft and the PC, and the time has come. Scott may have preferred other technologies to be involved, but the new world is a race between two systems based on Free software (one closed, one open).
  • Far too close to the bone for comfort. [Dilbert cartoon; link will corrode in a few weeks as they have no respect for the web]
  • Correct title; largely wrong-headed article. There's no doubt that some reform is needed of trademark law, and I've been raising the issue in conference addresses for several years, but this guy's suggestion that Mozilla, Canonical and Red Hat are doing something wrong doesn't bear much examination if you've spent any time understanding the minefield created by the various takes on trademark law around the world. The most common error: only considering the law for a single country.
  • "Did you wake up this morning and say "I wish someone would figure out a way to let me do less with my computer"? You've come to the right place! "
Comments:

linking to Microsoft-sponsored 'numbers' (Net Applications) is not "encouraging", it's FUD.

Posted by Roy Schestowitz on May 11, 2009 at 04:34 AM PDT #

So you're telling me the article showing Linux is finally breaking Microsoft's monopoly is FUD. Riiight. Whose side are you on again?

Posted by Simon Phipps on May 11, 2009 at 06:47 AM PDT #

We have to work to give OpenSolaris that jumstart 1%

I have to finish my PHD and then "Hello MS, here comes the pain", I want to work on OS blueTooth support.

Posted by Vasileios Anagnostopoulos on May 12, 2009 at 04:38 AM PDT #

Simon Phipps,

He cites fallacious figures that only deceive the reader. It's like me saying "Windows is great. It has Solitaire.

Posted by Roy Schestowitz on May 14, 2009 at 06:52 AM PDT #

Hey Roy,

I heard you make the assertion the first time. I was hoping you were going to explain the logic behind it, because on the surface having a well-known industry analyst saying Linux has broken the back of Microsoft's monopoly looks like pretty good news for Free software in general, yet you are condemning both Bloor for saying it and me for linking to it.

Posted by Simon Phipps on May 14, 2009 at 07:36 AM PDT #

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