Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jun 2006 17:52 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple extended the courtesy of meeting with me one day after my column on the closing of the OS X x86 kernel source code was published online. To sum up Apple's objections, they felt I had given a year-old story a fresh coat of paint and sensationalized it for an audience that wasn't affected by it. Yet no story is more timely, or more broadly relevant, than this one." Tom Yager, who raised concerns over the closed-source Intel half of the MacOS, details why he was so concerned. "The kernel will open up again, this tempest will fade away, and I'll be glad for it. What will continue to concern me so deeply is that Apple thought it would be OK, that nobody would notice or care." Note: The 2nd link was incorrect, it is fixed now. Excusez-moi.
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RE[4]: Champions of hype
by CaptainFlint on Wed 14th Jun 2006 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Champions of hype"
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canĚcer Audio pronunciation of "cancer" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (knsr)

1. Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.
2. The pathological condition characterized by such growths.
2. A pernicious, spreading evil: A cancer of bigotry spread through the community.

If the comment was meant to call Microsoft a pernicious, spreading evil, the word cancer was effective and appropriate (not that I am saying Microsoft is or isn't, that is the posters personal opinion). The word can have more than one meaning and the context implies the meaning. When not talking about a human being, I would assume the second meaning to hold true.

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