Re: It's IBM dummy

From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Thu May 03 2001 - 23:17:46 PDT

Dave Winer wrote:

> BTW, for those who don't have the liner notes, the Microsoft comments about
> open source are almost certainly about IBM's marketing of open source
> programming against Microsoft's stuff in the .NET area.

Yeah, IBM has definitely kicked a sleeping dog on this one. MS probably
would've been complacent in their arrogance, sure that OSS proposed no threat,
until it was too late... had not IBM become such a cheerleader and aroused the
old Gates / Ballmer IBM envy that those guys --- apparently, prima facie ---
aren't over yet.

Thanks a hell of a lot, Big Blue. You're going to love OSS to death.



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