Don Marti

Mon 10 Apr 2006 03:36:09 PM PDT

QoTD: Tim Lee

As in many hot button political arguments, each side is intent on enlisting the coercive power of the state to bring about their preferred result: open or closed platforms, respectively. But the right approach is for the state to remain neutral, neither forcing companies to open their proprietary technologies to others, nor preventing rivals from building compatible devices if they can figure out how to do so without the incumbent's help.

-- Tim Lee