[brlug-general] The end of "free."???
Eric G Ortego
eric at opelousas.org
Thu Jan 1 14:28:19 CST 2004
This guy also predicts:
*The Bold Prediction*
"SCO Group will settle its lawsuit against IBM. Both sides will declare
victory. The Linux community will turn on IBM. "
IANAL but I just don't see IBM settling. I would expect IBM to buy SCO
before settling. Even if they settle with SCO, Linus rips out any
"infringeing" code the community rewrites it SCO's DDOS issues
continues, even though syn atack protection has been avalible for years.
Or has that been stolen from them as well?
Forbes ~ The National Enquirer
Karthik poobalasubramanian wrote:
>Now that people have started enjoing jokes on this list I thought This
>might give you a good laugh(warning!!! can also give you high blood
>These are some of the "Sneak Peek 2004" from forbes. there are from
>editors and authors from forbes. One of them that particularly
>interesting to read is from this guy Daniel Lyons(i am going to stop
>short of calling him a weasel 'cause I don't want to offend one)
>http://www.forbes.com/2003/10/14/cz_dl_1014linksys.html (Warning have a
>punching bag nearby to ease the pressure.a picture of darl would also
>The Unconventional Wisdom
>The end of "free." Free didn't work for dotcom pet food stores, yet much
>of the rhetoric around technologies like Linux and voiceover-IP still
>involves this crazy notion that companies can make money by giving
>things away. They can't. One sign that some are recognizing that this is
>folly: Red Hat's move to migrate its Linux customers to a paid-for
>"enterprise" version of its software. Others will follow suit. The
>interesting moves around voiceover-IP will not involve "free" phone
>calls; rather they will be the way telecom vendors can use this
>technology to get an edge on rivals.
>Redhat is moving its customers?hmmm.Its my understanding that all they
>did was give redhat("free") back to the community. In fact I did not see
>much difference between fedora and rehat("free").
>I understand that most of us(that includes me) misunderstood redhat's
>intentions when they announced about fedora.I guess fedora has an
>excellent chance for becoming a better distribution. Also even if
>(that's a big if) redhat goes out of business I am sure fedora would be
>Right now I am in India for a month and kinda seeing linux ads around.
>HP is giving ads for computers pre-loaded with Turbo Linux.
>Unfortunately what's going to happen after the computer is bought a
>pirated copy of windows would be on it the very same day. Right now the
>problem here in India is for years people have been locked on to windows
>and the basic idea about UNIX is that its dead and its a "server
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