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RE: About satandrads and politics

Y'all are scarin' me with all this talk about
satan drads and politics.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Donovan Rebbechi [SMTP:elflord@pegasus.rutgers.edu]
> Sent:	Thursday, August 05, 1999 10:01 PM
> To:	independence-l@independence.seul.org
> Subject:	Re: About satandrads and politics
> On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, Bud Beckman wrote:
> > Anyone who is familiar with Linux would know that the editor vi is
> > available and can get it. 
> This  sounds a lot like MS's arguments about IE/NS.
> > A newbie would wonder, a bit like me, what all
> > the fuss is about. 
> The fuss is about interoperability and standards compliance. Have you
> noticed how Microsofts products do not easily interoperate with other
> products ? Well this is the kind of thing that happens when people forget
> the importance of standards.
> Linux is by and large a POSIX compliant operating system, and that has
> been one of the major goals/features for a long time. Calling a non POSIX
> compiant OS "Linux" and selling it to the mass market is grossly
> misleading/unethical. 
> [ irrelevant analogy snipped ]
> > Sure, if I want. Linux and silver are malleable
> > to ones own desires.
> Do what you want with it in the privacy of your bedroom, but be aware that
> it is somewhat irresponsible to ship a nonstandard version of linux to the
> market.
> -- 
> Donovan