01/02/22 Microsoft's Jim Allchin on open source software
01/02/17 Napster ruling
01/02/04 Bill Gates is dead
01/02/02 K10K 100
Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating-system chief, Jim Allchin, says that freely distributed software code such as rival Linux could stifle innovation and that legislators need to understand the threat.
CNet: Microsoft Executive Says Linux Threatens Innovation
I was disturbed, because Allchin suggested that open source is somehow "un-American." He can hardly be unaware of the historical resonances of such a statement, that it harks back to the Cold War images of free market democracies versus communism. To have the discussion about alternate business models descend to such a level demonstrates either that Allchin was quoted out of context (since I hear he's a thoughtful, intelligent guy), or that Microsoft has truly grown desperate in its fear of the competitive threat from Linux.
Tim O'Reilly: A Response to Jim Allchin's Comments
Microsoft speaks about Jim Allchin's earlier statements, in which he lobbed a few grenades at open source, which he called both unamerican and an intellectual property destroyer.
Kuro5hin: Microsoft Defends Jim Allchin's Comments
Join the largest, most diverse online community of music lovers in history by downloading and installing Napster.
A court ruling Monday allows Napster users to continue swapping music for now but opens the door to millions of dollars in damages that could cripple the service.
Zdnet: Napster can play on - for now
This site is funded by independent artists to help educate the public on the hazards Napster poses for musicians. Originally, MP3 technology promised a new paradigm that would give recording artists unaparalled access to a broad, national market without the huge overhead in physical distribution and maketing costs associated with compact discs. Instead, the technology is being used to pirate copyrighted material on a scale never before imagined.
Stop Napster - Artists protecting artists
Two things struck me looking at Napster. One was hooray - at last I might as well say fuck BMI. They are not protecting me any more, if they ever did.
The ultimate portal to the life, death and legacy of Bill Gates.
Bill Gates is dead
Bill Gates is dead... and while many Americans seem willing to accept the "open-and-shut" official investigation of the events surrounding his murder on December 2, 1999, a growing a number of people are challenging these conclusions in public meetings, in the street and on the Web
The Gates Memorial WebRing is a group of sites related to the tragic death of Bill Gates, including memorials, conspiracy theories and more.
Gates Memorial Webring
Issue 100. No conceptual interface. No heavy artwork. Just one guy's story.
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