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Re: MS hidden agenda -- not

From: Doctor Smith
Subject: Re: MS hidden agenda -- not
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 18:01:19 -0500
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On Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:30:49 -0500, Rjack wrote:

> 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."
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)

They love Linux "advocates" too.

Because the more rabid ones, like in comp.os.linux.advocacy, make the
sincere Linux advocates look like morons and religious freaks.

Rabid, Linux freetards are the best thing that has ever come along for

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