Microsoft�s Touch of DeathFeb 10, 2010, 21:02 (25 Talkback[s])
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"Considering all the talented employees who fled Yahoo! because of Microsoft, it is safe to attribute this gradual destruction/implosion to Microsoft's "touch of death". It poisons everything. With the help of its MVP and board member (at the CodePlex Foundation), Microsoft is also poisoning GNU/Linux, putting inside it Mono and Moonlight so as to disseminate Microsoft's standards-hostile APIs. Miguel de Icaza is doing a lot of the heavy lifting and we were amused to discover that people at FOSDEM 2010 put up a sign on the wall which says "leave it [Mono] in the hallway!" This has nothing to do with us, but it does show that Mono unrest is widespread. In fact, one of the big proponents of Ubuntu, who also deploys it in products for a living, is so upset by Ubuntu's inclusion of Mono that he resorted to comparing Canonical to Microsoft. This rant of his is counter-productive as it only serves Microsoft's agenda of poisoning good projects. But anyway, here are the concerns about Ubuntu (which Canonical can hopefully address):"
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