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Microsoft Must Earn Respect of FOSS Community

Aug 14, 2007, 21:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.C. Parris)

[ Thanks to D.C. Parris for this link. ]

"Can you believe it? Given Microsoft's history of antagonism, It's hard to believe anyone--let alone the Linux Foundation--would call on the FOSS community to respect Microsoft. No, if Microsoft wants respect, they should get it the 'old-fashioned' way--by earning it.

"After Microsoft has treated our community like rogues for nearly 20 years, called us Communists, claimed the GPL was 'unconstitutional,' hijacked our terminology and accused countless thousands of hackers and customers of violating patents without giving anyone any opportunity at all to correct these so-called violations, now the Executive Director at the Linux Foundation calls on us to respect Microsoft? I always had the impression that respect was earned..."

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