[Chicago] August Snakes on Apples Meeting

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Tue Jul 31 17:46:26 CEST 2007

On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 10:21:45AM -0500, Brian Ray wrote:
> be interesting to hear a talk that opposes the context of Python on  
> platform dependence--in other words, why platform independence should  
> happen transparently.
> Your thoughts?

That's too trivial to bother with.  Unnecessary platform dependence is
for dodos, and leads to similar long term results.  Everything else
that could be said about it is just evangelism for the unenlightened.

A *real* lightning talk...

Microsoft, which used to say all the time that the software business
was ruthlessly competitive, is now matched against a competitor whose
model of production and distribution is so much better that Microsoft
stands no chance of prevailing in the long run. They're simply trying
to scare people out of dealing with a competitor they can't buy,
can't intimidate and can't stop. -- Eben Moglen

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