Exceedingly OT - Re: [OS X TeX] tex, pdf, and doc

Steffen Hokland hokland at mr.au.dk
Mon Sep 4 14:00:38 EDT 2006

> Pay attention on TeX-like. This means that in addition to M$-java and
> M$-javascript  we will get M$-TeX, M$-LaTeX and so on and these new M$
> TeX macros will pollute environment exactly in the same way.
Yeah - before we know it, TeX and friends will be the property of M$,  
and we'll need to pay royalties.

It's kinda weird, because when Bill Gates donated I don't know how  
many billions of dollars to AIDS-research he stipulated that all  
research groups receiving funding were obligated to share all gained  
knowledge with all other receiving groups, independent of the  
outcome. That idea deserves a lot of credit. Why all the closed,  
proprietary stuff when it comes to software?

Sorry people - I'll stop spamming you know - if for nothing else,  
then for the sake of my blood pressure,
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