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Who is the enemy of FLOSS today?

Mar 29, 2010, 11:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Borys Musielak)

[ Thanks to Borys Musielak for this link. ]

"The question in the title of this post was raised by myself recently, after I decided to accept a paid Microsoft ad on one of my Linux websites: http://jakilinux.org and (obviously) I was called a traitor.

"For years the free and open source software people would say that the number one enemy, the devil on earth, the only factor blocking us from flooding the mass market with gnomes, mice and strange k-prefixed creatures is the company from Redmond.

"It got funny nicknames, like The Vole (invented by The Inquirer), it was riduculed over their buggy systems and offensive 'Get the facts' campaigns that aimed at discrediting Linux and open source software in general. However, we've been noticing a change in approach for the last couple of years. Microsoft started to work with standarization bodies like ISO and W3C..."

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