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More Mozilla FUD - This Time From An MIT Professor

Monday October 18th, 1999

Mike Cusumano, co-author of "Competing on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape and Its Battle with Microsoft" and professor at MIT's Sloan School of Business Management has an article at Computerworld titled "Mozilla gambit reveals risks of open sourcing". Just another in a long stream of Mozilla articles written by someone who doesn't seem to be too terribly interested in verifying his assumptions.

Thanks to Luddite for the news.


#18 LINUX IS NOT TRUE OPEN SOURCE

by Anon

Tuesday October 19th, 1999 3:45 PM

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True, and Linux might be a better project if a group of experts instead of a single person reviewed all contributions and made decisions about what got check in. The difference is that Linus's decisions are not clouded by commercial interests (to any perceivable extent). He has nothing to gain other than a better Linux by accepting or rejecting contributions. Netscape decisions are purely commercially based and reflect corporate imperatives. In Mozilla it is not a survival of the fitest like Linux, but a survival of the most valuable for Netscape's bottom line. It's a shame.