[nycbug-talk] de Raadt interview

G. Rosamond george
Fri Oct 8 23:42:25 EDT 2004

On Oct 8, 2004, at 9:20 AM, michael wrote:

> Staying on the cutting edge
> By Sam Varghese
> Online Technology Editor
> October 8, 2004 - 12:00AM
> Winter has ended in Melbourne but I'm not the sort to venture out
> without at least a sweater. However, the cold doesn't seem to bother
> Theo de Raadt as we sit in the lobby of the city's Duxton Hotel, a day
> after the end of the annual summit of the Australian Unix and Open
> Source User Group.
> read the whole article:
> http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/10/07/1097089476287.html

I think the point about vendors and open source is fascinating.

The general attitude has been that the open source community needs the 
vendors.  But there are specific issues not to be flexible on, like 
licensing.  More generally, I think we can't just idealize the relation 
that IBM, eg, has to Linux and claim that it's somehow the direction 
that the BSDs need to move.

It's like the coke or pepsi funding the Olympics.  It seems like some 
selfless sacrifice of funds to fund some harmless sports event.   It 
ended up that the primary soda sponsor made sure no one with the other 
soda in hand was allowed in the stadium, or that if the other logo was 
on your shirt, you had to turn it inside out.

okay, a stretch. . .but. . .i'm tired and the yankees just won.


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