__/ [ [H]omer ] on Monday 30 April 2007 08:02 \__
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> __/ [ Au79 ] on Monday 30 April 2007 05:02 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> OLPC: Free Software Still Rules
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | Jepsen tells us, politely, to calm down. The plan is still for the
>>>> | XO to ship with OLPC's custom Linux-based Sugar operating system,
>>>> | and she hasn't seen demand for anything else on the XO. "The
>>>> | issuehasn't presented itself. Most people love Sugar."
>>> However, the Evil Empire will resort to its tried-and-true tricks and
>>> pressure developing countries to install Windos MEII on the XO, probably
>>> with kick-backs and political meandering.
>> Not kickbacks. Cha-ri-ty.
>> Say it again. Charity.
>> Here is one of Gates' latest charitable visits...
>> Read carefully between (and within) the lines that some publications
>> simply _left out_.
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | The government and Microsoft also two signed agreements Monday
>> | stressing Uribe's strong commitment to Microsoft products at a
>> | time other countries in the region are promoting the non-proprietary
>> | Linux operating system.
> LOL! "non-proprietary"? That's a new one. Did they hire a think-tank to
> devise a way of rephrasing "Open Source" in such a way as to make it
> sound like a negative attribute?
> Sweaty B.: [opens his Ballmer Dictionary] Hmm, "Open Source". How about
> "Bad Source"? No, no ... "Nasty Source"? No. "Non-Good
> Source". Hmm. Oh, I know ... "Non-Proprietary Source" ... er,
> better make it just "Non-Proprietary", since we don't really
> *ship* much in the way of "Source". That's it, perfect.
> Proprietary = Good, Non-Proprietary = Bad. Now, where's those
> entries for "benevolent" and "altruistic"?
I never thought about it, but you've opened up my eyes. It's almost like
~~ Best regards
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