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One of the privileges of being a gorilla is
to be able to choose bangmates at whim and
to sleep wherever the savannah is softest
and the plants are juicy. There are several
families of gorillas sharing the same clearing
in the jungle that is the Internet.
It probably won't happen, but I view such
articles as early signs of emergent behaviors,
in this case, attractors pulling different
groups toward common codebases whose traceability
in production even if expensive to do (the code
is free; the trusted code management is not),
could raise the reliability of the overall
Sometimes the best way to get a horsecart over a
hill is to put a carrot in front of the horse
and at the same time, get behind the cart and push.
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Microsoft to offer Linux? Here is an interesting news article for
> the different advocates to consider.
Microsoft offering software for Linux is one thing. Microsoft offering
Linux is another. The latter is not going to happen for the foreseeable
A new version of Windows based upon FreeBSD? Maybe in several years.
Linux? No way. Even Apple wouldn't touch Linux and Microsoft has
stronger reasons to avoid it (like they've publically declared that the
GPL is a cancer).