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SubjectRe: The latest Microsoft FUD. This time from BillG, himself.
On Thursday 21 June 2001 18:49, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Except that Apple keeps the old code open. Probably because
> > they'll gain nothing from it, and at best, they can appeal to
> > the techies.
> A company that seems to write 'you shall not work on open source projects
> in your spare time' into its employment contracts is not what I would call
> friendly or want to work for. Im sure its only a small step to 'employees
> shall not snowboard' 'employees shall not go skiing' - all of course argued
> for the same reason as being essential to the company interest

This IS the company that had the "I work 90 hours all the time" club with
t-shirts and everything back under Jobs in the early 80's. And far more
recently, where at least one employee got in trouble for "thinking different'
with a parody site involving famous serial killers.

The "Proprietary frosting" model is fine for leaf-node projects like games.
But if the new layer is infrastructure other people are expected to build on
top of, then what you're really saying is "I want slaves".

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