Very Worried at MS .net

John Peter Tapsell <John Tapsell tapselj0 at
Mon Jul 16 19:59:58 UTC 2001


  I've always been FS, and much less so OS...  however..
Reading the comments thrown up on /. about MS helping out on the linux .net, I
have suddenly realised quite how damn powerful MS is going to become.
If they gain full control of a globally and totally accepted passport scheme,
they will control all.

I am suddenly very afraid - if you don't see why, cruise at  3+ points on /.
under that article, and read everything.

I'm starting to think that if we stick to FS, we are going to lose big time.
We don't have the time, MS are comming up to big and too fast.
I'm starting to see the OS in a different light.

I'm going to stop this email here I think.


"I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she's too
young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I worry that 10 or
15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy, where were you when
they took freedom of the press away from the Internet?'" --Mike Godwin

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