Should we trust .NET? (was Re: PHP vs. Python/comp.lang.php?)

Chris Barker chrishbarker at home.net
Wed Nov 28 23:28:57 CET 2001


Ken Seehof wrote:

> Also, the Open Source community generally likes to maximize
> interoperability, because the utility of the software and size of the user
> base tend to be the most important design objectives, whereas creating
> leverage for operating system market dominance is not an issue.

Interestingly, creating leverage for software license dominance IS an
issue. See:

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-not-lgpl.html

I would argue that there is an altruisic motivation, rather than a
selfish one behind this, however.

-Chris



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