[Cryptography] Microsoft's new, free, crypto library dubbed FourQ

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Sun Sep 20 09:25:36 EDT 2015

> The GNU license is largely a reaction to the proprietary culture [Gates] fostered
> and the relative impossibility of realizing a profit from anything if you weren't
> part of the Microsoft hegemony.

No.  Microsoft  had nothing to do with it.  It was about commercial companies making LispMachines, based on work pioneered by the lab where he worked, MIT-AI.  For a long time he would periodically climb the microwave tower and disconnect one vendor's link, or take it on himself to completely re-implement whatever features were in their latest release, and so on.

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