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Micro$oft CEO says Linux is a cancer


On Tue, 05 Jun 2001 11:58:59  
 Numberwhun ***** wrote:
>I found this in a newsletter I received today and thougt I would share it.
>*****  Start article ******
>Q: Do you view Linux and the open-source movement as a threat to Microsoft?
>A: Yeah. It's good competition. It will force us to be innovative. It will 
>force us to justify the prices and value that we deliver. And that's only 
>healthy. The only thing we have a problem with is when the government funds 
>open-source work.  Government funding should be for work that is available 
>to everybody. Open source is not available to commercial companies. The way 
>the license is written, if you use
>any open-source software, you have to make the rest of your software open 
>If the government wants to put something in the public domain, it should. 
>Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in 
>an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. That's the way that 
>the license works.
>***** End article *****
>If anyone cares to read the whole article, go to:
>I wonder if anyone told him that the NSA has released some open source 
>software?  Hhhmmmm.

I think he may have stumbled apon the initiative of open-source. It never occured to him to try it....hmmm.....too bad.....

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