11.0309 no encouragement needed

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Tue, 30 Sep 1997 08:45:37 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 309.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 08:30:00 +0800
From: Chris Floyd <cfloyd@carmen.murdoch.edu.au>
Subject: Re: 11.0295 hardware and software

> Time to take matters into our own hands. I am very glad that
>Microsoft and the flock are pushing for an open standard Java. Java is the
>future. I hope that Microsoft wins, the same way I hoped they will win
>with TicketMaster. I hope too that soon we will be able to do the same to
>Microsoft with their operating systems (and everybody else's operating
>systems, for that matter). I really think that operating systems should be
>lean, based on open architecture, and copyrighted under the GNU agreement.

Surely Microsoft and GNU are a contradiction in purposes. Microsoft is
winning. It doesn't need encouragement.

Dr Chris Floyd
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