In an effort to catch up reading through the last 2 months of eWeek magazines that I have stacked on my dresser yet never find time to pick up, I read through the May 28 issue this morning and found this very insightful statement by Jason Brooks. The article is called “Free software shines on” and can also be found here…
When Microsoft representatives state that everyone must play by the same rules, as they often have during recent months, what the company means is that the business and technological realities under which they’ve built their empire shouldn’t be allowed to change (emphasis mine).
Very true. Very insightful. Nice job as usual, Jason. Of course, I (and all Open Source developers) will strongly disagree with Microsoft on this one. =;) Thomas Jefferson was absolutely right.
“As revolutionary instruments (when nothing but revolution will cure the evils of the State) [secret societies] are necessary and indispensable, and the right to use them is inalienable by the people.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Duane, 1803. FE 8:256
“When patience has begotten false estimates of its motives, when wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality.” –Thomas Jefferson to M. deStael, 1807. ME 11:282
“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” –Thomas Jefferson: his motto.
Also, welcome back Adriaan! =:)