Interesting to note about Altairs...

From: Ward D. Griffiths III <>
Date: Mon Mar 8 21:56:26 1999

On 8 Mar 1999, Eric Smith wrote:

> I actually *like* CP/M, for what it was designed and intended for.
> I just think that trying to add bags on the side in an attempt to turn it
> into a "real system" will only result in a nasty kludge with lots of bags
> on the side. After all, that's exactly how the Microsoft stuff got to
> where it is today. So if GNU started today on a project like you're
> proposing, in 18 years we would have GNU Windows, which would be every
> bit as crufty and unreliable as MS Windows NT and 98 are now.

No, I don't think so. If FSF started on anything so foolish (very
doubtful proposition), under the terms of the GPL there would be a
split and something better would be done from the previous code base
and the world would not end. The FSF _doesn't_ own everything
covered by the GPL.
Ward Griffiths
"the timid die just like the daring; and if you don't take the plunge then 
you'll just take the fall"                                Michael Longcor
Received on Mon Mar 08 1999 - 21:56:26 GMT

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