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Gregory Murphy wrote:
>Did witchcraft die out? If witchcraft is the opposite of science, consider
>how many schools in the U.S. insist that the biblical account of man's
>origin be taught in lieu of, or along side of, the theory of evolution. To
>me, the analogy promises Microsoft a long and fruitful life.
and restricted to the southern states? on that basis there's not much
future for them in australia :) although i suspect we're secretly a
cargo cult economy so they might survive longer on that basis.
>// Gregory Murphy. Isopaleocopria.
>On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>>Gotta pass this one on. It goes to the heart of the matter.
>>>From Linus the Learned:
>>"I think, fundamentally, open source does tend to be more stable software.
>>It's the right way to do things. I compare it to science vs. witchcraft. In
>>science, the whole system builds on people looking at other people's results
>>and building on top of them. In witchcraft, somebody had a small secret and
>>guarded it -- but never allowed others to really understand it and build on
>>Traditional software is like witchcraft. In history, witchcraft just died
>>out. The same will happen in software. When problems get serious enough, you
>>can't have one person or one company guarding their secrets. You have to
>>have everybody share in knowledge."
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