From: firstname.lastname@example.org (N. Thornton)
Subject: Re: TCPA (Trusted Computing Platform Alliance) and future PC use for engineering
Date: 6 Nov 2002 17:22:04 -0800
References: <3DC58036.335D721E@erckert-ibe.de> <email@example.com>
NNTP-Posting-Date: 7 Nov 2002 01:22:04 GMT
>Ah, why bother making them illegal and risk getting into another
>out lawsuit? Just declare them Untrustworthy!
>MS: "Trust us to know that you shouldn't trust some software made by
>whole bunch of unpaid unknowns from all over the place..."
Its funny to think that a free for all, unpaid, and _totally_
unscreened work force actually produces software that is consistently
far more trustworthy than Mickysofts. Even Bin Ladin is free to work
on Linux if he wants to, there are _no_ restrictions, yet its still
Hey, I don't want to criticise MS or anything, noooo. :)
>> But sadly it doesn't matter, in the sense that they have made off
>> the most outrageous amounts of money already. I'm no communist, but
>> think there comes a time when its just taking the piss. After all,
>> many lives could just half of MS's money save? Many think that for
>> person to be worth over a billion is a bit obscene, especially
>> as sociopathic as Bill.
>:-)) The amount of money is there in share value. Bill can never cash
>his shares because that would make the value of his shares (and many
>go down the drain.
I think that's his only way out. At some point he _has_ to sell
everything if he wants to get his money out of there. Once the MS show
is over, those shares won't be worth blank paper. If it were me I'd do
it as discreetly as poss for as long as poss, and do whatever would
maximise payoff. No, I would actually invest some money into treating
the customers better, by producing better debugged, more user friendly
software. And keep going, reform and become liked.
>It doesn't have to be that way no? Right now, I see the only viable
>alternative splinter to be a Linux core sector, with various
Not a reverse engineered Windows? I'm thinking that could be on the