[linux-elitists] The hairball speaks
John S J Anderson
Tue Sep 9 21:27:57 PDT 2003
> The software business is becoming a lot like the construction
> business. Project after project after project, and it belongs mostly
> to those who do the work; architects, designers and builders.
> Where do MSFT and SCO fit in this world?
Somebody has to make drafting tables, and T squares, and mill
lumber, and manufacture drills. There are still economies of scale,
and standards, even in custom construction.
(Not to say FOSS can't provide that, or that it can't do a better
job; just pointing out that there is a niche there that calls for a
large player to fill it.)
"In all things it is a good idea to hang a question mark now and then
on the things we have taken for granted."
- Bertrand Russel
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