[PLUG-TALK] Re: [PLUG] Streaming Video on Linux

Paul Johnson baloo at ursine.dyndns.org
Sat Sep 4 17:57:31 PDT 2004


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Michael Robinson <robinsom at robinson-west.com> writes:

>> Minnis shot down the Open Source Bill claiming that it was an
>> unneccissary boondoggle.  Which as far as I can tell, that's
>> Republican for "it doesn't put money in the pockets of my corporate
>> puppetmasters."
>
> If these large companies follow the example of IBM with 
> it's Postfix project, she has done more for open source 
> than if she approved a government project to try and
> advance it.

But that's not the case.  The Open Source Bill would have required an
explaination as to why the lowest cost available software (usually
open source) was not chosen over higher-costing, harder to maintain
closed-source alternatives.  Nothing more, nothing less.
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