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Re: [opensuse] 'Goes along with those mad at Novell/SUSE and leave.
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 08:11:58 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612250811.58526.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 25 December 2006 07:10, Mike McMullin wrote:
> ...
> >
> > In fact, I see no danger to Linux because you cannot destroy an
> > idea. Linux is too entrenched and too important to far too many
> > individuals and organizations, including large business concerns,
> > distributed all over the globe to be allowed to die or be killed.
>
> The quibble I have with this statement is that you missed what I
> consider to be an essential point, i.e. unlike other OS's that
> businesses have used in the past e.g. OS2, Linux is open source,
> hence any set of competent programmers _can_ keep it going. It's
> open nature, IMO, is proof against easy demise.

I don't see how your quibble is even opposed to what I wrote. I'm
arguing that Linux is not at risk for becoming extinct.


> ...


Randall Schulz
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