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RE: GPL & commercial software, the critical distinction (fwd)



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> From: Matthew James Gering <[email protected]>
> Subject: RE: GPL & commercial software, the critical distinction (fwd)
> Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 13:14:16 -0700 

> > Microsoft got to where it is because of a lack of regulation
> 
> Microsoft is not a monopoly by any stretch of the imagination.

They own 90% of the desktops in this country, that's a monopoly or a company
a hair-breadth's away.

> > The railroad industry in the mid-1800's.
> 
> Railroads were highly competitive in the East. The railroad monopolies
> in the West were created by exclusive government land grants.

Not true until after the 1890's. Prior to that the railroads in the US were
owned by a total of like 5 people.


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