[rescue] NeWS

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Sat Jan 21 19:57:46 CST 2006

In article <20060122003602.GA888 at widomaker.com>,
    Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>  writes:

> Besides, that's kind of my point: instead of doing something better,
> they are copying Microsoft technology. 

In a nutshell, that's my whole critique of the open source movement.
(And I say this having released and contributed on open source
software.)  They are imitating, not innovating.

linux imitates unix.  gimp imitates photoshop.  staroffice imitates
office.  With that sort of approach to software development, they
will always be laggards and not leaders.  About the only open source
software that comes to mind that doesn't exhibit this pathology is gcc
which has had some elements of C++ before other compilers had them.
But unfortunately it seems more the exception than the rule.
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline"-- code samples, sample chapter, FAQ:
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