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Why Microsoft Has Already Crashed OSBC 2009

Mar 26, 2009, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

"IDG is not better off by the way. Paul Krill took remarks from Red Hat’s CEO slightly out of context* to issue a headline suggesting that GNU/Linux will never make it on the desktop. The anti-GNU/Linux crowd is using his article to spread such a message further (e.g. The Inquirer). It's provocative, Also, regarding IDG, check out the main banner/headline: "IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Among Speakers on Tap for InfoWorld OSBC 2009 in San Francisco." Despite Novell's keynote, neither Novell nor Red Hat make the official opening press release. But Microsoft is prominently there... on an "open source" conference that it conceived and funds.

"Microsoft pretty much said that it had received a spot to speak "as part of this sponsorship." And what talk did it deliver? What was the message? That companies don't migrate to "open source" at this time. Yes, they stay with Microsoft. That's the message Microsoft the attendees of this conference which those people paid to attend and this is how Microsoft can crash or hijack events, according to its very own notes that court proceedings exposed."

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