[Pipet Users] Re: Open-source fans try to outflank .Net - Tech News - CNET.com

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Thu Jul 5 20:52:35 EDT 2001

Jarl van Katwijk wrote:
> Are you asking us or is this a part of the quote?


> Anyways, I think .net
> will be crushed unther it's own weight: it's mad to think Mircrosoft or
> any other firm could build it. A 'general VM that abstracts any hardware
> ' is something out a satiric movie about an insane scientist. Will die
> same death as Java: burried in it's little nich where it has some sort
> of usefullness. And forgotten once it's no longer a buzz word.

That is, *IF* it is only supported by Microsoft.  Having Gnome support .NET
(and/or the Free/Open source community in general, as the article suggests)
throws some substantial weight behind ".NET as an open standard".

It would be the irony of the decade if the Free/Open source community actually
ends up boosting a Microsoft system into dominance.

I'm extremely biased, but I would rather see a UNIX-like system that leverages
existing tools and uses community-developed standards.  Hmmm, now what could
that be?  ;-)

J.W. Bizzaro                                jeff at bioinformatics.org
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