[oclug] MicroSoft says Linux, OpenSource threaten innovation
amoamasam at sympatico.ca
Thu Feb 15 18:56:08 EST 2001
On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, you Hugh Campbell wrote:
> MicroSoft says Linux, OpenSource threaten innovation (!?!?)
> Is this man desperate, or merely demented?
Both. This is getting *serious*. I can hardly wait for the House
Un-American Open Source Committee.
M$ seems to have been so unsettled by our little OS that they don't know
whether to spit or swallow. One one hand, they FUD and and strafe; on the
other, they shanghai Linux programmers from LUGs in order to leverage the
spirit of Open Source, or words to that effect. But desperate is
dangerous, as we see. And with Li'l George now holding the reins, who
knows where it will go?
Oh yes. I just heard on the news that the Canadian gov.'s trade
investigators are also having a look at the Corel deal.
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