Apple and Open Source

Joseph Carter knghtbrd at
Wed Mar 17 14:10:32 UTC 1999

On Wed, Mar 17, 1999 at 07:58:26AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> Apple wants to reap all the benefits from us, and not give us full
> discolure in return.
> Then again, I may be suffering from "big business" paranoia.

Isn't that supposed to be my job?  (suffering from "big business"
paranoia that is)  My take on it was a bit less sinister, but perhaps a
bit misguided.  Seems they want a lot of the same things Netscape wanted
and we already decided those things were okay.

I believe that if we can get Eric to stop calling it Open Source when it
ain't even close, we have a chance to convince Apple to play nice.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd at>            Debian GNU/Linux developer
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I sat laughing snidely into my notebook until they showed me a PC running
Linux. And oh! It was as though the heavens opened and God handed down a
client-side OS so beautiful, so graceful, and so elegant that a million
Microsoft developers couldn't have invented it even if they had a hundred
years and a thousand crates of Jolt cola.
        -- LAN Times
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