A discussion on the ILUG about …

A discussion on the ILUG about showing “Revolution OS”, the film about Linux, sparked an interesting post from Rick Moen who forwarded an email from the producer of the film, J.T.S Moore. Alan replied that they should help J.T.S recoup his costs. Rick responded with some interesting facts about the homebrew club, Bill Gates, The Altair and Basic, ending with the nugget, “I still think that, if more
Homebrewers and others in the hacking community had more consistently adopted my viewpoint and said “The hell with Altair BASIC and the horse it rode in on”, we’d have had an open source explosion a decade sooner than we did, and the 1980s would have been a lot more fun.”

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