__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Friday 21 April 2006 16:53 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Tom Shelton ] on Friday 21 April 2006 15:26 \__
>> > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >> http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS6754999815.html
>> >> ,----[ Quote ]
>> >> | Fast forward to April 2006. Eric S. Raymond, the main man behind the
>> >> | idea of open-source, the author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, the
>> >> | seminal work on open-source, has just discovered that Microsoft is
>> >> | now selling a vector-graphics editor "Microsoft Expressions," which
>> >> | includes some of his open-sourced work.
>> >> |
>> >> | Microsoft, the anti-open-source company, is using open-source
>> >> | software from one of open-source's leading lights. You've got to love
>> >> | it.
>> >> `----
>> > As I understand things - MS is not anti-open source.
>> If so (I will give you the benefit of the doubt here, very grossly so for
>> the sake of the argument), how come they release merely nothing that is
>> Open Source? Google have been doing this and IBM likewise, among others.
>> Look at their formidable (the positive connotation of the word) presence
>> in Sourceforge, for example.
> Most of the projects there are distributed with the source code.
ANSI SYS or some VB/.NET malarkey? Oh, wait. Don't ruin the surprise for me.
Nedless to mention, the compilation tools (or development tools) are not
Open Source, which is the equivalent of me lending a bicycle with two chains
and locked on each wheel. How convenient when nobody else can ride the bike.
> <snip />
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