____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 20 November 2007 15:42 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 20 November 2007 09:22 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> Linux faces up to Microsoft
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| "In the future there will be only two worlds of software - the open and
>>>>| the closed one - and I believe that the open world of Linux will grow
>>>>| rapidly as more and more countries adopt the platform to develop
>>>>| software," Zemlin said.
>>> He's being very cautious. He speaks about the run up to "equal" usage,
>>> but neglects to mention what happens next.
>> Under Zemlin's reign, that's the point when Microsoft joins the Linux
>> Foundation as a Gold Sponsor (think OSI). He would welcome them like Snow
>> White and the witch.
> Maybe, I really don't know. I think that the Linux Foundation is trying
> to pilot a difficult course between the monopoly of Microsoft and the
> anarchy of the Free Software world. Bear in mind that much of the
> target audience for LF is CIOs, many of whom have been at the brunt end
> of MS publicity for many years. Probably the LF needs to sound
Yes, I know, and you're right. I did recognise that in the past. Zemlin should
have called for "respect for Windows", not for Microsoft. Microsoft is a very
corrupt company because of the people who run it. There is nothing to respect
Oh, look what .sig was drawn _at random_ this time. Perfect fit.
~~ Best of wishes
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they should do a delicate dance"
--Joachim Kempin, Microsoft OEM Chief