Archive for January, 2002

PATENT NONSENSE

January 4, 2002

“Whoever released the code for the Internet probably didn’t understand what they were doing.”

UC-Berkeley intellectual property czar Bill Hoskins, who’s in charge of making sure none of the university’s innovations ever make it out of the lab free of charge, Salon.com, 4 January 2002

THE OPEN-SOURCE WORK ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM

January 3, 2002

“Linux people are always, work, work, work.”

Jacques le Marois, president of French Linux distributor MandrakeSoft, on how labor makes code free, ZDNN, 2 January 2002

HENRY LUCE STRIKES AGAIN

January 2, 2002

“Spam is our number one problem. But it’s hard to say what would have caused the system to filter email from Harvard.”

AOL Time Warner spokesman Nicholas Graham, on the mysterious disappearance of emails informing students that they’d been accepted to Yale’s archrival, USA Today, 2 January 2002

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