Monday, June 25, 2001

Microsoft's evil smart tags Mark Hurst again with a good article on why Microsoft smart tags hurt user-experience online. He also include good links to articles by other columnists. And here's a reasonable explanation of open-source, why it's important, and what to make of its legal ramifications (written by a lawyer for other lawyers). Interestingly enough, the open source community uses some of the legal tricks abused by closed source companies (automatic liscence agreement, liscensing vs. owning) and use that to protect their open software. Just came across something again, the Tanenbaum/Linus "Linux is obsolete" debates. My favorite line: "We are not developing a system [Linux] to take over the OS market, we are just having a good time."

And oh yes, ESR on Microsoft's big lie.


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