Jim Zemlin, Microsoft, and Rabbits in the Shadow of the Hawk

“Increasingly, reading what is actually said is a dying art.
This impression had a boost last week from the reactions to
comments made by Jim Zemlin, the executive director of The Linux
Foundation in an interview with InfoWorld entitled ‘Linux
Foundation: “We’d love to work with Microsoft.’

“From some of the reactions, you might have thought that Zemlin
was about to FedEx Linus Torvalds to Redmond to be manacled in a
dungeon and waterboarded until he agreed to work on Windows 7.
However, the truth is less dramatic, and the reactions only show
the unfortunate knee-jerk response that still occurs in large
chunks of the free software community whenever Microsoft is