Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Sun 10th Aug 2008 16:38 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Microsoft, makers of most of the computer software in the world, tried to kill it with words, and Intel, maker of most computer chips, tried to kill it with dirty tricks. Of course, they don't admit to being attempted murderers. And when I introduce you to Intel's lovely spokesperson, Agnes Kwan, you'll realise how far their denials go. But the truth is the two mightiest high-tech companies in the world looked on Negroponte's philanthropic scheme and decided it had to die."
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RE[2]: dress it up any way you like
by troc on Sun 10th Aug 2008 20:51 UTC in reply to "RE: dress it up any way you like"
troc
Member since:
2006-05-01

'artificial restrictions around the sole use of FOSS software was more important'

there is nothing artificial about them. They were carefully crafted and then chosen so that software as knowledge and skill does not have to be licensed or bought. FOSS was precisely chosen so that the software could be modified and re-distributed with-out the permissions or restrictions of businesses who do not have their best interests at heart.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

there is nothing artificial about them. They were carefully crafted and then chosen so that software as knowledge and skill does not have to be licensed or bought.


That's total BS. Not having the source code to the OS doesn't prevent a student from learning about operating systems, reading source code, or developing skills.

FOSS was precisely chosen so that the software could be modified and re-distributed with-out the permissions or restrictions of businesses who do not have their best interests at heart.


And that's precisely why it failed. Nice move, geniuses.

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