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It is definitely true that having a common foe does give you something to shoot at. I'm just hoping that read more

It is definitely true that having a common foe does give you something to shoot at. I'm just hoping that we don't fall into a pattern of simply playing catch-up with Microsoft, which is a danger.

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Unix gives you just enough rope to hang yourself -- and then a couple of more feet, just to be read more

Unix gives you just enough rope to hang yourself -- and then a couple of more feet, just to be sure.

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Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, read more

Personally, one of the down sides of founding a company is that there is always too much work to do, and sadly I find I don't have much time to code any more.

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You get a certain amount of cachet. The more people that know about your stuff, the better.

You get a certain amount of cachet. The more people that know about your stuff, the better.

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We started up the company with a goal of building a real company, unlike so many Internet Bubble startups that read more

We started up the company with a goal of building a real company, unlike so many Internet Bubble startups that seemed to take the attitude of "let's get mind share, and we'll figure out a way to make money later."

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Lots of large commercial vendors are getting into this market, and they have not shown dedication to the standards-based approach read more

Lots of large commercial vendors are getting into this market, and they have not shown dedication to the standards-based approach or to free access to the essential technology.

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I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can.

I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can.

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To me, Microsoft has behaved like the clear-cutters of the computer software industry.

To me, Microsoft has behaved like the clear-cutters of the computer software industry.

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From the corporate perspective, open source is a means, not an end, and if you confuse those you're going to read more

From the corporate perspective, open source is a means, not an end, and if you confuse those you're going to have problems.

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My guess is you'll see stuff coming out this year, but it will go on longer than that.

My guess is you'll see stuff coming out this year, but it will go on longer than that.

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