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. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/11693/002-6355772-7740249) 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 David Lapointe "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid,"