Re: [OS:N:] New OS, was: Let SCO do it.
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How else could a little guy like me talk with the big guys up the software chain? Ever since Linus had posted his announcement with the development of a new operating system "Linux", us little guys have had a chance to be involved with development. If it wasn't for open sourced software, I don't think the industry would be where it is today. It wasn't until I got my hands on RedHat Linux 5.2, that I was able to teach myself C, C++, Perl, Java, HTML, Bash, what else can I name? SCO is only naming the biggest players in the Linux community for reasons of publicity. And right now they need every bit of publicity to stay a float. Ever since RedHat had started releasing their versions of linux, They have held steady on the fact that RedHat will not include a program that has not cleared their stringent standards of licensing. For example; I have taken a lot of flack from my friends for using RedHat because it didn't include MPeg or DVD in it's distro. Now I see why RedHat watches every license of every included program released on their distribution disks. Michael, is there a way that a small guy like me, give support to the Open Source Now legal fund? I would like to contribute a $100.00, I know it's not a lot. Jay On Tuesday 05 August 2003 04:37 am, Michael Tiemann wrote: > Jonathan -- > > You are right that there are benefits to starting from scratch, but > remember, Linux *was* started from scratch. There's zero guarantee that > SCO wouldn't be playing the same games if HURD were popular, or *BSD, or > whatever. In a recent speech, Stallman admitted that with so many > volunteers, there is bound to be a problem here or there, but the > important thing is to permit the kind of innovation that free software > enables and to clean up the odd problem (and it's important that that be > the exception, not the rule). What makes SCO's behavior so bad is that > they are not making it easy for the community to remedy the problem > they're complaining about. That's the bad faith. > > M > > On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 10:00, Jonathan Moore wrote: > > I think right now SCO claims are limited to code in the Linux kernel. A > > HURD based system and a Linux based system would share a common set of > > programs that make the total into a full operating system. However, there > > is already existing court precedent that probably covers the other GNU > > utilities from an attack from SCO, not that that will stop SCO from more > > fud in that direction. > > > > There are benefits to starting from scratch, but it takes years and years > > to develop a system from scratch like this. I have to wonder at what > > impact an SCO victory would have on public opinion. There has been a slow > > and steady development of trust in the IT world in using open source. If > > this goes badly I don't see how that could ever be regained. I think we > > are seeing what the attacks of the future will be on the open source > > movement. How do you compete against free? Take them to court. SCO is > > only the first (and weakest) in a line of threats. Just look at how MS is > > patenting every file format it can think of. The only positive I see is > > that there are some large companies such as IBM with large patent > > portfolios backing open source. > > -- > > Jonathan Moore > > Director of Technology > > Winfield Public Schools > > Office 620.221.5100 > > Fax 620.221.0508 > > > > Quoting email@example.com: > > > > Whatever. I said HURD only because it popped first to my mind, and > > > > because I trust Stallman to read its source code every night since > > > > the 80s just to prevent cases like this. I have never tried HURD yet, > > > > > > SCO's threat got me thinking about the possibility of someone creating > > > an entirely new operating system. If I was writing a new OS it would > > > have to have some sort of new hook, something like built-in (from the > > > ground up) voice-recognition. Internationalization would be a priority > > > so developers around the world could pitch in. It would also have to > > > be light-weight, meaning that it could run on low-end PC architechture > > > as well as other architectures (Mac PowerPC 6100/60AV). The OS would > > > be extremely configurable with lots of easy to administer themes, and > > > it would scale. > > > > > > While I admire Stallman and I've used Emacs a few times, HURD could be > > > summed up by substituting a letter and creating the word HARD. HURD > > > still is UNIX-like is it not? As such, SCO could probably claim it > > > invalid if they could prove Linux contains SCO code. > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > Subscription and Archive: > > > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/open-source-now-list/ > > > - > > > For K12OS technical help join K12OSN: > > > <https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn> > > > > Visit Winfield Public Schools at http://usd465.com > > ------------------------------------------------- > > This mail sent through IMP: http://horde.org/imp/ > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Subscription and Archive: > > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/open-source-now-list/ - > > For K12OS technical help join K12OSN: > > <https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn> > > _______________________________________________ > Subscription and Archive: > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/open-source-now-list/ - > For K12OS technical help join K12OSN: > <https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn> -- Personalized e-mail and domain names: <http://netidentity.com/BI3CCYFM _______________________________________________ Subscription and Archive: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/open-source-now-list/ - For K12OS technical help join K12OSN: <https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn>
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