Re: Representative Holt's OWN WORDS [Re: OVC-discuss Digest, Vol 36, Issue 9]

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian_at_behlendorf_dot_com>
Date: Thu Nov 01 2007 - 15:47:43 CDT

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007, Alan Dechert wrote:
> Sorry, Barbara, I can't let this pass without reprobating:
>> You will lose if you confront Microsoft head on
>> about secret software. ....
> It's a good thing that Brian Behlendorf -- who is on this list, btw --
> didn't think this. His Apache web server software has a sixty percent
> market share over MSFT's 30 percent or so.

On the other hand, we didn't have to lobby Congress to get that done, or pay
$200K to get Apache certified before the first commercial web site would use
it. Competition in the commercial marketplace is different than competition
for respect from legislators - let's approve Holt *and* lobby for reduced fees
for certifying OSS voting systems at the same time.

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