No i just don't flame Mr.Sriram. May be my single line mail,made to think
you so.If you think its flaming, let this mail be in lighter tone.
Mr.Sriram or anyone has every right and freedom to think or to become a
billionare or even to become a Bill Gates. Our government has given that
right and freedom to do so. I just wonder whether he or anyone will get
the same amount or atleast half of that rights and freedom under
Microsoft. Even if he or anyone become a billionare by developing a
software product with microsoft technology, he or anyone would still be
under the discretion and grace of Microsoft.
If anyone creates an innovative technology with microsoft, which if
microsoft thinks that it will improve their domination, either his one
will be bought or will be stolen by sheer arrogance and let your
technology become obsolete. Been said against microsoft, i am still not
against proprietry softwares and i know the importance to the economy of
I don't want to become a linus or RMS, but still their creations
(softwares, not particularly linux) allows to me become another one like
them. I am not against Microsoft, but only against their attitudes.
I am in this group not just because linux or some thing is
opensource(this is secondary thing to me). Primarily i am here for some
of the following reasons:
1. I felt Microsoft really needs a good competitor, which could not be
destroyed by any means(IP or any marketing tactics) or should not become
obsolete by itself(either it has no supporters or there is no money or
ideas to further improve it). I find Linux as good one. Only this kind of
competition can make a product better. Look at what happened to Internet
Explorer,it didn't have any feature improvement for the past five years.
Suddenly there is an announcement that they will introduce new features
in the next version, like tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking and an option
to uninstall plugins. I think this is possible only when there is a
competition(though the market share for other browsers were negligible).
I don't like microsoft to have monopoly in software market.
2. Second thing is i am here beacuse, i am concerned with the softwares
like linux which has some importance to the society and also importantant
for the country like ours.
On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 19:30:11 +0530, "Suresh Ramasubramanian"
[3/31/2004 7:09 PM] Guru prasath :Registered GNU/Linux User #300582
Do you think you can become Mr.Bill Gates by just only using Microsoft
And do you think you can become Linus or RMS just by flaming Sriram?