“You can’t pass out …

“You can’t pass out free software here.”

Jon Udell’s weekly Monday column in Byte is becoming a regular read for me. His latest column talks about building a better file system.

Dan Lyke thinks all of Microsoft’s recent anti-Open Source FUD is a smokesceen to take the focus off of their upcoming subscription-based Web Services technologies. I’ll bet he’s right. Joel Spolsky elaborates on Microsoft’s behaviour. Kurt Cagle says “Microsoft’s Shared-Source is basically a marketing gimmick…” and will come back to hurt them.

Lindsay muses about the lack of Flash-based porno. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen much either. Is this possibly a new way for all those laid-off dot-com designers to make some money? (How many sex puns did you catch in that post?)

Posted by Cameron Barrett at June 4, 2001 08:30 PM

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