March 1, 2001

Understanding fear of the GNU

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes, ""Open source software is a serious threat to all that is good and true and right in this country." Not surprising and easily dismissed as anti-GNU (GNU's not Unix) rhetoric from a company that is running scared, but the issues are much older, wobblier and more complex than "Windows good, Linux bad"
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The threat to innovation must be seriously considered. If GNU-ware can be used effectively in place of applications that cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, how can serious software companies hope to compete? Huge financial and intellectual resources are being drawn away from industry by open source freeware.""

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