Subject: Re: Linux for Windows
From: Rich Morin <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 10:44:17 -0700

Another possibility would be to use Open Source for parts of your release,
but not the whole thing.  Apple appears to be following this strategy with
Darwin, Mac OS X Server, etc.  This allows you to retain control of your
key technology (e.g., your "glue" code) while allowing your users to trade
the userland code back and forth with the rest of the Open Source world.

Of course, the more source code you open up, the more help you will get
from external developers.  It's a trade-off between retaining proprietary
advantage and gaining the support of the Bazaar...

Rich Morin:, +1 650-873-7841,
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