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SubjectRe: When the FUD is all around (sniff).
Luigi Genoni wrote:
> HI,
> a couple of weeks ago, in Italy, on the review Affari e Finanza, that
> comes with the newspaper "La Repubblica" (
> one of the biggest newspapaer in
> Italy, there was an article with this title:
> "Also Linux goes in Tribunal"
> (


Indeed, colleagues of mine pointed me to this article and it's an
unbelievable piece of FUD. Let me translate the first lines for the
non-Italian speaking...

'Even Linux ends up in court'

"The open source community born around the "open" operating system
rises against founder Linus Torvalds, accused of centralizing power
and encumbering technology development"

The supposed accusers:

"a few developers accusing him of insufficient flexibility in his
own choices"

but later these become

"the entire Open Source community, for example, wonders whether
Linux development may suffer from Torvalds' power, who decides
all of the development strategies, what functions get integrated
and what are left out. Decisions that may have positive or negative
influence on firms of RedHat's importance and others involved in
commercial distributions of Linux".

To top this off with complete crap, after mentioning Gracenote:

"There may be a paradoxical situation: the [Microsoft] appeal judge
may restore the Microsoft monolith that judge Jackson wanted to
break in small pieces. And in the meantime who could end up under
accusation for excessive power and monopoly "temptation" would be
the arch-enemy Torvalds."

I have trouble in finding words to describe such blatant ignorance.


"The only second chance I know is the chance to make the same mistake twice"
(from the movie 'State and Main')
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