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MS hidden agenda -- not

From: Rjack
Subject: MS hidden agenda -- not
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:30:49 -0500
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20081209)

The GNU community is fuming about Microsoft's hidden agenda:

"Microsoft's secret plan behind the TomTom suit?
. . .
"Tom Tom are the first company to publicly refuse to engage in this
ugly little protection racket, and so they got sued. Had Tom Tom
silently agreed to violate the GPL, as so many others have, then
we'd only hear about a vague "patent cross licensing deal" just like
the ones Microsoft announces with other companies.",1000000567,10012283o-2000331777b,00.htm

The truth is the GPL is Microsoft's best friend. It simultaneously
intimidates small entrepreneurs from entering the applications
market in the stage where they are most vulnerable to market
pressures and also keeps the DOJ's antitrust section off Microsoft's
back because of Linux's 15% in server OS market share. Microsoft has
to cede market share to someone to keep the DOJ at bay and Linux
does this nicely while killing Microsoft's Unix rivals. Microsoft
fears other's software patents not the GPL.

Microsoft just looooooooooooves the GPL.

Rjack :)

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