Re: A newbie's confusion about GPL
On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 22:58:32 -0700,
Tom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > ..for samples, google "SCO Linux". SCO claims they have 350 and
> > Microsoft 25 000 "coders", and they are up against 20 million of us,
> > the GPL and US copyright law, and, face it, we and they too all
> > knows _who_ is on the right side. ;-)
> From http://www.personaldelphiagents.com/delphi_stats.html:
> (First place I could find)
> Currently, there are approximately 10,000,000 Developers worldwide in
> - 1,000,000 Borland Users
> - 2,000,000 Java Developers
> - 2,000,000 C/C++ Developers
> - 5,000,000 Visual Basic Developers
..and the 600 million or so Wintendo users. ;-)
> I would "guess" the number of people who have ever modified and
> contributed open source to be on the order of 100,000 (at best).
..and the about 20 mill users who came here for a reason worth the
trouble of coming over. In my case, wrath, I lost 2 years work. ;-)
> > ..you saw the Twin Towers fall. If _I_ need to let Osama and Saddam
> > walk or steamroll your ass in court to get the SCO, I will do just
> > that. Am I clear?
> Actually, I don't get it.
..you're American and Excused. ;-) To me, this is more important
than Sissy Boy George's Flawed Crusade on Muslims.
..as in; "Where _is_ Osama and Saddam?". And playing the
"west bank settler" games on the Iraqis, is _not_ gonna help.
> But my earlier post was probably less clear :-)
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.