29 Aug 2001 grant   » (Journeyer)

He Who Controls the Bootloader explains the MS vs. DOJ case quite well, imho

honestly I am sorry to see BeOS go to Palm for such a miniscule price, and likely cancel or stagnate desktop OS development, but it provides a good illustration of the danger of proprietary software licensing : release code in a way that everyone owns it (GPL), or risk not owning (controlling) it yourself

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