August 30, 2001

The Future of Linux panel: Hailstorm is no threat

Author: JT Smith

The Register quotes Linus Torvalds and others at the future of Linux panel discussion at LinuxWorld. Torvalds told audience members they shouldn't worry about Microsoft's attempts at a centralized Hailstorm.

" 'Do not worry, it's not the issue,' said Torvalds. 'If Microsoft is going to tax
everyone on the Internet, don't think the governments will watch their monopoly on
tax collection go by.' Nation states have as much power as a single corporation, he
said. 'Trust in Uncle Sam,' he said, to great applause."


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