[linux-elitists] [IP] You Can't Make This Stuff Up (fwd from dave@farber.net)

Michael Montaigne rosebud@sdf.lonestar.org
Sat Jan 8 16:32:15 PST 2005

On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:32:51PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:

> ----- Forwarded message from David Farber <dave@farber.net> -----
> ------ Forwarded Message
> From: Jim Thompson <jim@netgate.com>

> Cherokee Indians Encircle Open Source Or How the GPL Might Wind Up with
> Arrows Sticking in It
>  By Maureen O'Gara
>      Jeff Merkey, who used to be chief scientist at Novell and wrote
>      NetWare's SMP kernel, calls open source a "socialist movement
>      that's destroying the software industry in America."

"Socialist" may be too broad a brush to paint the movement in
question. It conveys the utopian overtones rather nicely, but fails to
capture the savagery with which dissent is quashed. For that, and for
the repression of alternate approaches generally, STALINIST is surely
the right nomenclature.

Best regards,

M. Montaigne

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