Re: The Best Quote of the Day (Non-XML)
Gregory Murphy wrote: >Did witchcraft die out? If witchcraft is the opposite of science, consider >how many schools in the U.S. insist that the biblical account of man's >origin be taught in lieu of, or along side of, the theory of evolution. To >me, the analogy promises Microsoft a long and fruitful life. > > and restricted to the southern states? on that basis there's not much future for them in australia :) although i suspect we're secretly a cargo cult economy so they might survive longer on that basis. >// Gregory Murphy. Isopaleocopria. > >On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: > > > >>Gotta pass this one on. It goes to the heart of the matter. >> >>>From Linus the Learned: >> >>http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2004/tc20040818_1593.htm >> >>"I think, fundamentally, open source does tend to be more stable software. >>It's the right way to do things. I compare it to science vs. witchcraft. In >>science, the whole system builds on people looking at other people's results >>and building on top of them. In witchcraft, somebody had a small secret and >>guarded it -- but never allowed others to really understand it and build on >>it. >> >>Traditional software is like witchcraft. In history, witchcraft just died >>out. The same will happen in software. When problems get serious enough, you >>can't have one person or one company guarding their secrets. You have to >>have everybody share in knowledge." >> >> > > >----------------------------------------------------------------- >The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an >initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > >The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > >To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription >manager: <http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/index.php> > > >
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