Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Apr 2007 16:50 UTC
Windows It's been a while since the latest Microsoft-should-open-source-Windows article, so SJVN felt compelled to write one. "Although Microsoft may claim otherwise, Vista, from both from a technical and business point of view, is proving to be a failure. Why not turn it over to people who have shown time after time that they can deliver the goods?"
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nberardi
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2005-07-10

I don't remember ever posting that I'm against research. Maybe you should think twice about your view of what I write. In fact all editions of UNIX upto and including Seventh Edition were research - and THEY were open source.


But where did the money come from for that research. Yes companies who's practices weren't open. I believe AT&T was the father of UNIX, and they are hardly close to an open company. So don't get up on your high horse and pretend to be above everybody, you are using software that may be open, but the research was bought by the proprietary software you now speak against.

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21


But where did the money come from for that research. Yes companies who's practices weren't open. I believe AT&T was the father of UNIX, and they are hardly close to an open company. So don't get up on your high horse and pretend to be above everybody, you are using software that may be open, but the research was bought by the proprietary software you now speak against.


And when did it all start to go wrong for UNIX? When it was made proprietary?

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nberardi Member since:
2005-07-10

And when did it all start to go wrong for UNIX? When it was made proprietary?


UNIX was always proprietary, maybe you should re-read your history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix , it wasn't until Berkley decided to make BSD that the UNIX idea emerged from the proprietary idea. Then from BSD emerged NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Solaris. Then Linus came a long and took the same UNIX ideas and made Linux.

But in the beginning UNIX was a commercial product for commercial purposes and AT&T licensed it out for many years until SCO bought the rights to the license during the break up of AT&T.

So with out the funding of mega proprietary organizations like AT&T and GE UNIX would never exist. So do us all a favor at OSNews and read a book or at least a wikipedia article.

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