February 16, 2001

Life, liberty and the pursuit of free software

Author: JT Smith

tjhanson writes us about another report of a Micrsoft exec hinting that Linux is un-American. " 'I'm an American; I believe in the American way,' continued Allchin. 'I worry if the government encourages open source, and I don't think we've done enough education of policymakers to understand the threat.' The first reaction a listener might have to these words, after guffawing in dumbfounded amazement, might be, 'Wow, that Linux stuff must be pretty good, if it is scaring Microsoft so much that the company has started redbaiting and agitating for government action.' " It's at Salon.com.


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