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Author Topic: microsoft embraces open source  (Read 2136 times)


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microsoft embraces open source
« on: June 28, 2010, 01:29:20 am »

and here's how they do it:

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Re: microsoft embraces open source
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 04:35:51 am »

I'm shocked.  ::)


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Re: microsoft embraces open source
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 05:04:06 am »

Since Microsoft's strategy is so obvious, I sort of find this humorous.

Of course Microsoft isn't going to promote Open Source or Software Freedom in any way that would undermine their two main sources of revenue, i.e. Windows and Office.  If they actually started doing that, it could seriously hurt their stock value.

Instead, they pretend to do it.  If it weren't for all the years of Halloween memos, sock-puppet SCO lawsuits, patent threats, and outright calling Linux a "cancer," and a "virus," some of us who value our freedom from proprietary software might have been fooled by their current strategy.

Thankfully, most of us have been innoculated.

"I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones." - Linus Torvalds, April 1991