[Pipet Devel] we're not innovative

David Lapointe dlapointe at mediaone.net
Thu Nov 25 11:25:48 EST 1999

On Thu, 25 Nov 1999, J.W. Bizzaro wrote:
> Dave McAllister, SGI's Director of Technical Strategy says, "The open-source
> community is a good imitator but not a good innovator. They don't build their
> own problems."  And surprisingly, he's considered a Linux advocate.
>   http://www.it.fairfax.com.au/software/19991123/A56903-1999Nov21.html
> I guess Loci has been an imitation all along.
> Cheers.
> Jeff

What about Sendmail,  Apache,  Perl, Python, Bind ?  ( FORTH also but that was BOSS ). Just to name a few. 
What is Beowulf imitating?   

The Eric Raymond interview on Amazon is also critical of OSS.  

But so what? IBM thought the world would have no need for more than 5 or 6 mainframes, Ken Olson of DIgital fame
thought no one would need a personal computer.

OSS is neither this nor that. It is a whole spectrum of apps and ideas.  Some bad some great. 

 David Lapointe
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no 
match for a good blaster at your side, kid,"

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