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Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL


From: Thufir
Subject: Re: IBM doesn't like the GPL
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 23:31:38 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 21, 8:38 am, JEDIDIAH <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

What I meant was that the decline of Sun cannot, I think, be
attributed to Java.


-Thufir


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