[SATLUG] Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 23:57:18 CDT 2009



Todd W. Bucy wrote:
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> This strategy has worked very well for Microsoft when its victim is a 
> piece of proprietary software.  But how succesfull have they really 
> been at shutting down F/OSS like Firefox?  How successful have they 
> really been with their lawsuits?  They have had some but look at all 
> the money they have spent and compare that to their goals.  Given the 
> general state of the economy such victories may become pyric ones at 
> best.  It may be that they are working both angles and I for one am 
> very cynical but I can't help but wonder if there may be more 
> fundamental economic factors at work which are in fact beginning to 
> show in the behavior of M$.  It may be that M$ sees a competitive 
> advantage in adopting a mod of producing software which is more open.  
> In my view this is a good sign.  What we want after all is for M$ to 
> change its behavior...right?
>
> Todd
My preferences?  My wants?  M$ and $ony could die tomorrow, and I'd not 
miss them one bit.

Cheers;
Ed



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