AOL in Negotiations to Acquire Red Hat

Luis Villa louie@ximian.com
21 Jan 2002 10:04:53 -0500


On Mon, 2002-01-21 at 04:35, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On 21 Jan 2002, Gary Lawrence Murphy wrote:
> 
> > peer-support, and MSDOS freeware is legendary).  IMHO, fostering that
> > paradigm jump (from consumer to participant) is the only way open
> > source is going to make the leap into mainstream computing, and if I
> 
> Um, what makes you think we would want Linux become more popular than it
> is today? Arguably, it is already becoming too popular for it's own good.

1) Who is 'we'? The beauty or pain of Linux is that there is no we...
2) I might suggest that some 'we's [Red Hat and Ximian, for example]
want it to be a /lot/ more popular. For once I won't even stake a 'not
an official company position' disclaimer on a statement :)
Luis