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Date:      Tue, 22 May 2001 23:30:35 -0700
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        "Robert Clark" <res03db2@gte.net>
Cc:        "Greg Lehey" <grog@lemis.com>, "Brian Raynes" <brian_raynes@dnr.state.ak.us>, <freebsd-advocacy@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: [dn-core] Re: Perens' "Free Software Leaders Stand Together"
Message-ID:  <000001c0e351$dfc41680$1401a8c0@tedm.placo.com>
In-Reply-To: <20010522230952.A20383@darkstar.gte.net>

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:-)  There's really only a parallel between Sauron's drive
to totally dominate everything, and Microsoft's drive to
dominate everything.

Of course, since Tolken's series really caught on in the
late 70's, it's ancient history to the generation today.  Now we
have the parallels drawn between Microsoft and The Borg,
otherwise the young pups won't understand the analogy. :-)

But if I were to make more of an analogy between LoTR and
OSS, I'd say that the BSD community are the High Elves that
went West, while the Linux community are the Low Elves that
never made the trip.  Both worked together and both had their
magic, but the High Elves were obviously much more powerful,
although not as numerous.

Ted Mittelstaedt                      tedm@toybox.placo.com
Author of:          The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide
Book website:         http://www.freebsd-corp-net-guide.com


>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-advocacy@FreeBSD.ORG
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-advocacy@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Robert Clark
>Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 11:10 PM
>To: Ted Mittelstaedt
>Cc: Greg Lehey; Brian Raynes; freebsd-advocacy@FreeBSD.ORG
>Subject: Re: [dn-core] Re: Perens' "Free Software Leaders Stand
>Together"
>
>
>
>So Linus is Bilbo?
>
>Raymond is Smeagol?
>
>McKusick is Tom Bombadil?
>
>The ring is the GPL?
>
>[RC]
>
>On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 12:32:41AM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: owner-freebsd-advocacy@FreeBSD.ORG
>> >[mailto:owner-freebsd-advocacy@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Greg Lehey
>> >Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 6:09 PM
>> >To: Ted Mittelstaedt
>> >Cc: Brian Raynes; freebsd-advocacy@FreeBSD.ORG
>> >Subject: Re: [dn-core] Re: Perens' "Free Software Leaders Stand
>> >Together"
>> >
>> >
>
>Snip.
>
>> 
>> In Chapter 10, on page 381, I liken Microsoft to the Dark Lord out of
>>  Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
>> 
>
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