[oclug] e-smith response to Microsoft... :-)
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Mon Feb 19 15:19:38 EST 2001
At 02:44 PM 2/19/01, you wrote:
>On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Dan York wrote:
> > ... while you read it on LinuxToday, and that was where I pointed
> > tthe news release in fact went out on the wire (BusinessWire) from
> where it
> > can be picked up by a zillion other news outlets (if they so choose).
> > So we were trying to reach the larger audience (and have some fun in the
> > process).
> > Yes... BUT... while I think we must respond to outright lies and
> > supreme FUD, we must not allow doing so to distract us from our larger
> > goal of improving Linux and developing better software. Every minute
> > or every hour that we spend *responding* to MS is one minute or hour
> > less that we are not working on better software or other things that
> > help advance our efforts. IMHO, if we let *MS* frame the issues and we
> > are constantly responding to them, we lose. If, on the other hand,
> > we continue to develop better and better software, then we force MS
> > to respond... as they did with this Allchin interview.
>Those are very valid points. I just think that now that MS is throwing
>around lies along the lines of `un-American', those must be loudly
>repudiated and MS condemned for stooping so low. Partly, I'm wondering
>where are the responses from ESR, Bob Young, Bruce Perens, RMS, Larry
>Augustin,et al. I think they should be leading on this. Or how about
>representatives from IBM, HP, Sun, NASA , etc.? Has anyone read anything
>from these people?
Dave & Dan,
These are excellent exchanges and go right to the point. There are the
kinds of exchanges I love to read and the reason I'm and OCLUG.
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