that I have quoted Orwell's Animal Farm correctly.
The New York Times, Monday, February 22, 1999, page C4, Compressed
"For the Big Corporation, 24-Hour Linux
"And as of today a small San Francisco-based start-up, Linuxcare
Inc. will be offering large corporations an around-the-clock Linux support
"An uninformed user is a bad thing," said Arthur Tyde 3d, chief
executive of Linuxcare. the company's customers will be able to call for help at
any hour, paying annual service rates up to $150,000, depending on what options
they sign up for."
Marx never dreamed of the ultimate exploitation, the developers working for
free! I might add, that although I do not like many things about Microsoft and
its products, Microsoft, at least, pays its programmers.
to suggest again that the concept of making public the source text (Ada) or code
(other less developed languages) is a very good idea. Conversely, giving up the
right to profit from one's work can be agreeing to be exploited.
not believe that the companies including IBM and there employees that sell or
participate in the sales of Linux or other "free" software reduce
their employees' compensation or corporate profits on any other part of the