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MacBytes
Nov 19, 2003, 10:45 AM
Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: Sun refugee Bill Joy talks about greedy markets, reckless science, and runaway technology. (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.12/billjoy.html?tw=wn_tophead_3)

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arn
Nov 19, 2003, 10:47 AM
an interesting interview with some interesting quotes.


What about the open source idea in general?
Open source is fine, but it doesn't take a worldwide community to create a great operating system. Look at Ken Thompson creating Unix, Stephen Wolfram writing Mathematica in a summer, James Gosling in his office making Java. Now, there's nothing wrong with letting other people help, but open source doesn't assist the initial creative act. What we need now are great things. I don't need to see the source code. I just want a system that works.


arn

mrsebastian
Nov 19, 2003, 12:24 PM
"On the other hand, existing operating systems, especially the ones provided by the reigning monopolist here, are deeply flawed."

i like this quote ;)