[SATLUG] Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux
horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 23:57:18 CDT 2009
Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> 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?
My preferences? My wants? M$ and $ony could die tomorrow, and I'd not
miss them one bit.
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