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?"