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Jim Zemlin, Microsoft, and Rabbits in the Shadow of the Hawk

Mar 19, 2008, 01:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Increasingly, reading what is actually said is a dying art. This impression had a boost last week from the reactions to comments made by Jim Zemlin, the executive director of The Linux Foundation in an interview with InfoWorld entitled 'Linux Foundation: "We'd love to work with Microsoft.'

"From some of the reactions, you might have thought that Zemlin was about to FedEx Linus Torvalds to Redmond to be manacled in a dungeon and waterboarded until he agreed to work on Windows 7. However, the truth is less dramatic, and the reactions only show the unfortunate knee-jerk response that still occurs in large chunks of the free software community whenever Microsoft is involved..."

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