Subject: Re: Big news for 2006
From: Don Marti <>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 15:18:35 -0800

begin mikko puhakka quotation of Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 10:47:55PM +0200:

> Hello all, what do you predict to be the big news for Free/Open source software for

McBride/MSFT mail turns out to be a smoking gun;
Red Hat adds MSFT to its Lanham act suit against SCO;
MSFT makes largest settlement payment ever; RHAT buys
all y'all.

People's Republic of All the Americas Except
You-Know-Who holds constitutional convention in
Caracas; embargoes US products and all proprietary
software; nobody ever knows who has the best baseball
team in the world.

Mandatory Senator's Brother-In-Law's Company's DRM
signed into US law; Clear Channel buys remaining radio
stations, goes to "all-ringtones" format.  _Make_
magazine sells out "build your own LP record lathe"
issue as disgusted music lovers go back to analog.

Period of programming language fad cycle becomes less
than period of software project completion cycle;
code examples in the best-selling "Beyond Ruby"
are the longest programs completed all year.

Linux!  On the desktop!  Next year!  Really!

Don Marti