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Uh Oh. Another Smooth Move from Microsoft: Watch out, Ruby. Watch out OSI.

Jul 31, 2007, 11:45 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by PJ)

"Let me please clarify something for you. Most of us do *not* want Microsoft to participate. I would like to personally barricade Microsoft out, until it alters its negative, rapacious and hostile behavior toward the GPL and FOSS. And so should you.

"Speaking for myself, I wouldn't invite them to speak at conferences or take their money. I know. That's the hard part for some. I wouldn't pretend the company isn't what it is, because it *is* what it is. This is starting to feel like Wonderland, where Alice finds that up is down and large is small and nothing is the same or logical. Think tea party strange.Why would anyone want Microsoft to participate? Seriously. Why? And no, patent deals with Novell don't make me like them. I despise them for what they did, and I know what it means. They intend to coopt Linux, destroy the GPL, and hop on board to make some money, honey. Oh, and kill it if it doesn't wish to be ridden, while isolating and rendering pointless and helpless all developers who won't go along. Why would you hope for that? Seriously. Why?"

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