Matt Asay on Partisanship
Mar 25, 2010, 18:03 (3 Talkback[s])
"Mr. Asay, Canonical COO, blogs up “Life’s too short
"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."