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Billy defies Logic (again!)

by AgentM (Curate)
on Sep 26, 2000 at 21:29 UTC ( #34051=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hehe. be sure to check out Commentary on Bill Gates' Commetary on the everything OpenSource! You just might pee in your pants. You've already read this if you hit freshmeat often.

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RE: Billy defies Logic (again!)
by myocom (Deacon) on Sep 26, 2000 at 21:53 UTC
    use strict; use LWP::Simple; my $content = get("http://freshmeat.net/news/2000/09/19/969383787.html +"); if ($content =~ m/[Pp]erl/) { print "Found valid Perl content. ++ the node.\n" } else { print "Where's the beef? -- that sucker.\n" }
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(Ozymandias: *sigh*) RE: Billy defies Logic (again!)
by Ozymandias (Hermit) on Sep 26, 2000 at 21:45 UTC
    Two comments, then I'll stop...

    Number one, not everyone here is an Open Source believer. There are, in fact, people here who can think for themselves, and make their own decisions about whether or not they believe in Open Source or Free Software or Santa Claus. If you want to snicker at what you perceive to be "Micro$oft's" evil activities and "Billy's" stupidity, try SlashDot.

    Number two, it's ironic that you say GATES defied logic in the referenced article, since a first-year logic student could tear the Commentary to shreds on logical grounds. If you want to argue about it, I'll be glad to show you - via email, please, not in posts.

    - email Ozymandias

    For those interested in a balanced viewpoint (I know, I know, but what the heck, it's worth a shot) Gates's comments are here.

    Update: Just a note; this is an example of sarcasm. Look it up.

      This, that and the other thing but BG's says:
      "It's simply false that open source has any great benefit in terms of reliability or security."
      "The idea that people's altruistic contribution will somehow evolve into the best product is wrong."
      which would seem to validate the argument that he doesn't know what he's talking about, or, more likely, is whistling past the graveyard. His win2k and USD4 billion have hardly produced anything comparable to the value of perl, apache and even linux. Some small amount of GUI smoothness, but have you ever tired to fix a winxx box? Sure, enough (heck most) people don't (they just buy a new one - he's not stupid, nobody should be saying that) to keep him in the largest house in upper WA state but doesn't make him right.

      a

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