Yep, I agree with all that. It would have been 100%
better to present it as
a project and go to great lengths to de-emphasize it as a product.
Definitely the best plan. I wince every time I see people speak of it as a
"Britannia killer". Eventually, maybe, but lets not forget that the linux
kernel (the metaphor du jour) took about 7-8 years to make a dent on server
space, and still needs maybe another 3 or 4 for decent desktop share.