Subject: Re: A few thoughts.
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: 18 Aug 1998 17:25:50 -0000

Peter Deutsch writes:
 > 
 > [ You wrote: ]
 > 
 > .  .  .
 > > Linux may eventually kill off Microsoft, but it will kill off the
 > > commercial unixes much sooner.  I think Sun is in big trouble, and
 > > I hope I am right because I am shorting their stock.
 > 
 > Well, in their defense, Sun does have alternatives,
 > especially Java and now Jini, etc. If they play their
 > cards right they can survive this better than most other
 > UNIX-based commercial vendors. Still, I obviously agree
 > with your basic view on the impact of Linux.

I think that s/commercial/proprietary/g is more accurate.  Caldera,
Redhat, S.u.s.e, Stampede, are all commercial purveyors of Linux,
which I think everyone agrees is not proprietary.

Commercial is the opposite of gratis.
Proprietary is the opposite of libre.

Mostly, anyway.

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