X11 & Open Group's CEO

X11 & Open Group's CEO

Post by David Skinne » Wed, 06 May 1998 04:00:00



 Here's the intro to an article on the HOG's (Hardly Open Group) CEO:

"He's an evangelist, his mission is the Net. 70 million have joined but he
wants more. Despite the millions who use it every day, the Internet is
still poorly organised. This must change, says Joseph De Feo. Ian Grayson
talks to the man who demands that the 'anarchic mess' be cleared up to
release its true potential."

 And here's my corrected copy:  

<parody>
 "He's an idiot banker, his mission is the Net. 70 million have joined but
he wants more. Despite the millions who use it every day, the Internet is
still poorly exploited. This must change, says Joseph De Feo. Ian Grayson
talks to the man who demands that the 'productive mess' be screwed up
before it reaches its true potential."
</parody>

 The rest is at: http://www.independent.co.uk/net/971111ne/story2.html.  
The article tows the HOG's line about how if the internet is every going
to _amount to anything_ it's got to be real standard.  And guess
what...they are willing to sell us that very same standard. ha!

 Another good quote comes from the HOG's website:

'In fact, we have seen a tendency to de-value the X Window System
technology because it is "only freeware," and not commercially viable.
Putting a price on it may in fact have the added benefits of it being seen
as an active, supported and viable technology, and of it being seen as  
technology that has real monetary value.'

 from http://www.camb.opengroup.org/tech/desktop/x/xlicensefaq.htm

 "Only freeware" my ass! Que feo.

 -David Skinner

 
 
 

1. Redhat's CEO wants the Open Source Comm. to address the US Senate

Hi all,

Wired.com has published a letter by Redhat's CEO:
http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,42008,00.html

And a story based around a telephone interview:
http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,42011-2,00.html

Matthew Szulik says:

"Red Hat, as a representative of the open-source community, would love to
have an opportunity to provide a counter-argument to (Microsoft's) claims to
the U.S. Senate. We'd love to bring the brightest minds in the open-source
community -- both within and outside of Red Hat -- to the U.S. Senate."

Cool :-)

Regards,
Adam

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