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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL


From: JEDIDIAH
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:38:37 -0500
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On 2009-03-21, Thufir Hawat <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 14:42:59 +0100, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>
>> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>>> 
>>> Rjack wrote:
>>>  > the FSF propaganda campaign is falling flat on its ass
>>> 
>>> On the contrary, the campaign successfully led to Sun releasing Java
>>> under the GPL,
>> 
>> Putting SUN's stock price into free fall, bringing massive layoffs, and
>> fire sale of the company.
>
>
> So you assert without establishing any sort of cause and effect.

    Sun is much like MacOS, they are primarily a hardware company
selling overpriced hardware bundled with their OS. Now Java was
never a tightly bottle up proprietary thing. It was always subject
to cloning and that was going on at full speed when Sun liberated
their version of Java.

    Sun's problem is being less able to sell overpriced hardware
for people trying to avoid running Windows in their datacenter.


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