Wow... things always have a way of suprising you... I
thought I was going back to school and work as a Windows
Consultant... turns out my old consultancy company wants a
big time GNU/Linux Strategy and made me the lead engineer...
so in a few hours I built a firewall/VPN solution, and there
is alot of excitement about it, and we have people who are
already waiting for it, and a good idea of who is going to
buy them... and things are looking totally promising, in
both a computing and monetary stand point.... I Absolutely
Love Getting Paid to Play With GNU/LINUX.
I had a real interesting debate with Ghod
today... the company he works for gives the Source Code of
thier products to the customers who buy thier software..
they can modify it, but then all support is lost, and they
can't distribute it... Now he tells me he works for an Open
Source Company, and they Open Source all of their work... I
disagree, I don't think that is Open Source, but a misuesed
Buzzword on thier part... The Defination
from The Open
Source Initiative starts with "Open source doesn't just mean
access to the source code. The distribution terms of
open-source software must comply with the following
criteria: " then lists a long bit of critera to be
considered Open Source... Open Source doesn't just mean
access to the source code... that's it... and The Open
Source Initiative to me is the definative authority on what
is and isn't Open Source.
Open Source this Open Source that... what I favor anyway is
Freedom... GPL it or go Home...