Microsoft is preparing a broad campaign countering the movement to give away and share software code, arguing that it potentially undermines the intellectual property of countries and companies
I wrote here in past that I think open source and the free software model in general are great for programming languages.
A couple of points: (a) it makes it easier to create an established user base (think Perl...) which is crucial for language success. (b) it makes language evolution easier, since the source is available for interested hackers. (c) it helps teaching languages, since a student can easily find an executable for theoretiaclly interesting languages (naturally, he'd find them through Lambda The Ultimate ).
The Times wants you register? Use the user/password fubar instead.
Posted to general by Ehud Lamm on 5/4/01; 4:03:52 AM