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Why Microsoft Should Not Lose (And Free Software Will Still Win)

[ Thanks to Steve
Hill
for this link. ]

“There has always been a section of the free software community
which has an anti-Microsoft agenda. It’s almost like their mission
statement is ‘It’s not over until Microsoft is dead’. Certainly
there is a lot of feeling that if Microsoft went away, a lot of our
problem would be over. But do Microsoft even need to ‘lose’; is
there even a battle to be fought and if so what would constitute
winning it?

“Let’s face it Microsoft are an easy target when it comes to
protesting against proprietary licencing. They are–after all–the
largest and most obvious proponent of that particular form of
consumer control…”


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