[TriLUG] book for kids on open source philosophy?
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Tue Jan 24 10:14:19 EST 2012
On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Igor Partola wrote:
> I thought I'd throw a movie out there: Revolution OS
I didn't know about this, although I have seen the speech
where RMS says "it's GNU/Linux" and Linus brings his kids
out on stage, distracting people from the point that RMS is
making. (As a result I changed my .sig - see last line of my
What I did see in this movie was the greed associated with
the IPOs. Someone did make a lot of money (eg the founders
of RedHat who left shortly thereafer), there was a lot of
money left on the table (the stock price of VA Linux rose
10x during the first day, meaning that VA Linux only got
1/10 of the available money and the traders got the rest).
Then not too long afterward VA Linux goes bust and RedHat
shares dropped to $2.91 (I think).
I regard these IPOs as a disaster as far as getting FOSS
into the mainstream market place.
I didn't understand who Cygnus was (or the "gnu" in Cygnus),
so that was news to me. It seems Cygnus hasn't had the ups
and downs of VALinux and RedHat.
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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