[TAG] Jim, HELP needed, 5-minute solution needed by computer industry
deivid.okop at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 21:44:13 MSD 2009
>>> I certainly wouldn't encourage anyone to trust Microsoft blindly, but
>>> given their track record, I happen to think it's a good thing that
>>> they're taking tentative steps into the worlds of open standards and
>>> open source.
>> Microsoft is not making overtures to the open source world out of love.
While this is not the point of this discussion, what I see about
Microsoft's (small) steps torward the open-source world are very
limited "open-ness" that gets you tied to then one way or another
(like the ms's OOXML, or the so called "open-source parts of ms
office") - "heres your free beer, but the licence says you must drink
it on licenced cups only" comes to my mind.
Might just be me, but I find it pretty weird when I notice wolves
advocating for sheeps - like MS selling those 3$ windows licences in
africa - sounds like 21th century slavery, they just dont use mirrors
for the trade anymore.
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