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Re: [vox] [fwd] [red-cap] RHEL proprietary according to Sun
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Re: [vox] [fwd] [red-cap] RHEL proprietary according to Sun

Bill Kendrick wrote:
> Hehe... *sigh*.  Haven't read yet, but smells like FUD from Sun's
> direction, now...
> ----- Forwarded message from Ed Wilts -----
> Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 22:00:14 -0500
> From: Ed Wilts
> Subject: [red-cap] RHEL proprietary according to Sun
> To: redcap list <red-cap-list@redhat.com>
> "Sun Microsystems Inc. President Jonathan Schwartz says that he knows
> proprietary when he sees it and that Red Hat Inc.'s enterprise operating
> system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is proprietary."
> "Availability of source code isn't what qualifies you as 'not
> proprietary'.Sun's definition of proprietary is behavior which defeats
> the customer's ability to compete vendors against one another, or choose
> from among many 'compatible' implementations. 

Sweet! My definition of 'proprietary' is 'induces mild naseau'. Since
configuration mishaps have frustrated everyone at some point or another,
clearly all open source software is, in actuality, proprietary.

Any one else care to share a definition? Hehe

I <3 appealing to the lowest common denominator (e.g. throwing logic out
the window)

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