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Author: Syeed Ali
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Subject: Re: [DNG] Lennart now working for Microsoft
On Fri, 15 Jul 2022 09:46:47 +0200
Antonio Rendina via Dng <dng@???> wrote:

> Having control on some open/free source software piece helps you to
> drive the project in the direction that you find more convenient or
> to kill the project the moment that you don't need it anymore.

I've noticed this, and I had speculated that companies will themselves
found projects to re-create various things in order to stall them into
copying code that becomes legacy long before the project is
competitive. I suspect this of projects like the various BeOS

> ... Firefox is tied with all two hands to Google that is in control
> of Chrome and Chromium too.

I also see some projects, certainly Mozilla, as tied to politics as
well, which is especially stupid; I'd liken that to a constraint/tether
to an external philosophy.

> Linus Torvalds at today has been one of the best at playing this
> game.

Maybe not on other fronts, but that is wrong on the philosophy front.
Didn't he bow out of some aspects of his effort for some reasons?