Microsoft Open Source document
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 23:52:09 +0100
>I've heard people say MS can point to Linux to show that there is no
>monopoly but I think this really has the opposite effect. It shows that
>you can only compete with MS by rounding up THOUSANDS of BRILLIANT people
>willing to work for FREE for 7 YEARS to produce an OS which will be GIVEN
>away for FREE. I think the fact that Linux is Microsoft's competition
>right now shows that there is something VERY wrong with the market.
Let's humor Richard Stallman for a moment, and to call the kernel for
'Linux' and the system as a whole for 'GNU/Linux'. 'Linux' is 7 years
old (as you stated), but 'GNU/Linux' (which Microsoft is talking about)
was started in 1984. So 'work for FREE for 14 YEARS' is more like it.
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