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Re: [SLE] Re: Meta-discussion on the IP issues of GPUs and 3D -- 90+% of the Linux community is too ignorant for legal issues
  • From: S Glasoe <srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 11:49:11 -0500
  • Message-id: <200605281149.12041.srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 28 May 2006 11:23 am, Orn E. Hansen wrote:
> IBM is not a problem, they have a completely different market than
> anything on the open source market. The Linux share, is the end user
> market, that wants freedom. IBM is about their dynosaur Cray like
> machines, which are set for large corporate entities. Linux has never
> been about "entering" that world,

SUSE Linux runs on those dinosaurs and has for many years. So does Red Hat.
IBM acvtively supports them both on their big iron mainframes and has for

> however it has been the dream of
> SCO/Microsoft and any other small middle company, to kill that big old
> Dynosaur, known as IBM and get their share of the big heavy market.

Don't know about killing it but taking a portion of its lunch maybe.

> I'm saddened to the amount of "corporate" people that are entering the
> Linux community, and eventually you'll kill this project the same way you
> killed Unix. Which is a sad thing, really ...

Corporate/business support by using and sharing code back to Linux has
allowed it to progress over the years. Corporations/businesses, large and
small, have helped it grow since the early days/months. So "they" have been
"killing" Linux practically from day one or two. Sure has been a slow,
miserable death. Too bad it keeps getting better or it would have been dead
long ago.


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