OSS == "anti-american"
Charles F. Munat
cogito at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 28 08:42:29 PST 2003
Travis Saling wrote:
> Personally I'm not sure this is any different than when our government
> tries to push Boeing planes in countries that are considering the
> purchase of Airbus planes. Microsoft is a big American company, so the
> government tries to use its leverage to help them along. I think we (on
> this list) are just more in tune with the software issues than we are
> with aircraft. :-)
No, not quite. Airbus is European. OSS is American (in part). If the
government is pushing proprietary software over OSS, then it is pushing
some American companies (e.g. Microsoft) over others (e.g. Red Hat).
Plenty of Americans work in OSS and OSS companies are on the stock exchange.
This is about money and power, plain and simple.
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