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Matt Asay on Partisanship

Mar 25, 2010, 18:03 (3 Talkback[s])

"Mr. Asay, Canonical COO, blogs up “Life’s too short for partisanship“.

"Let’s break it on down

"If Microsoft warms up to open source, why not share some plaudits? And even when it gets things wrong, surely it’s better to politely critique rather than spew invectives?

"In the real world, appeasement very rarely works – and even rarer still for profit-based entities to respond to non-profit based approaches. Hostile entities very rarely respond to “polite critiques”. Do you know what Microsoft responds to? Customer demand and decreasing market share. I shouldn’t have to be explaining this to a COO."

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