Daily Archives: Friday, 16-Feb-2001

Via Flutterby Microsofts Allchin says open source software is unamerican. Boy, I never thought it would get to this point

Allchin said he’s concerned that the open-source business model could stifle initiative in the computer industry.

”I’m an American, I believe in the American Way,” he said. ”I worry if the government encourages open source, and I don’t think we’ve done enough education of policy makers to understand the threat.”

The implications of this are scary. There is plenty of money here to be spent on lobbyist to take this message to DC. I just can’t figure out what the ramifications could be.

From MSNBCBaby whale jumps onto tourist boat and breaks the leg of a whale watcher. Talking about getting more than you paid for:

THE TOURIST, Sandra Gieb, was sitting in the rear of the 40-foot motorized catamaran on Tuesday when the whale surfaced and placed its head over the back transom, said Doug Phillips, co-owner of Na Pali Eco Adventures.

An adventure like this is priceless but it will probably result in a lawsuit.

From Netscape: Clinton ‘Bewildered’ by Pardon Mess. Actually, I am too. While I can’t see any compelling reason for Clinton to have pardoned Rich, I can’t understand all the heat that it is getting. However, it surely can’t come as a surprise, after everthing else that has been thrown at Pres. Clinton, that he wouldn’t come under some sort of intense attack after he left office. Personally, I think that since he is now out of office he should just be ignored.