Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/02/open_season_19/
Bill Gates battles Kermit the Frog in the name of open source
Twittering Shuttleworth's gas
Radio Reg Every time Mark Shuttleworth farts an angel gets its wings. Or at least that's what his girlfriend told me.
If only Bill Gates enjoyed the same enthusiasm for his bowel actions. Instead, Microsoft's Chairman is just pounded with ridicule and hatred by dolts who fail to understand his greater contribution to the human race.
We joined the Gates trolls during Episode 19 of Open Season. In this show, we honored Gates's exit from Microsoft with a little game called "Kermit the Frog or Bill." The game revolves around audio clips from both characters. All you have to figure out is who's talking.
The show also featured co-host Dave Rosenberg bagging on his inabilities as a CEO, and Matt Asay and I laughing at his inadequacies.
We also talked about some more meaningful items like the Red Hat Summit, Google's open source future with BigTable and how the Apache license is a death sentence for open source companies.
Did I mention that we had Richard Stallman and Nick Carr on the program as well? Also, please see the show notes below for information on our future guests. You're meant to vote on the next Open Season star.
- Rosenberg has issues
- Open source is broken, and the Apache license is to blame
- Red Hat Summit coverage that nobody read
- Google won't free BigTable and more cloudy stuff
- The Economist ponders the meaning of Bill Gates
- Here's Bob Bickel
- Here's Javier Soltero
- Here's Sarah Lacy
Thanks for your ears! ®