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Re: Shuttleworth on Ballmer (SJVN article)

____/ peterwn on Thursday 11 October 2007 19:51 : \____

> On Oct 12, 6:13 am, "ness...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
> <ness...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> <Quote>
>> [Shuttleworth is responding to Ballmer's latest threats.]
>>
>> Shuttleworth continued: "Ballmer is saying that Linux is not a safe
>> neighborhood for users.
> 
> Like certain Chicago neighborhoods in 1929, perhaps.  They would have
> been quite safe were it not for protection racketeers.

Fortune 500 companies fell victim to this routine. Microsoft owns Linux (in its
own mind) and Linux can only be sold through Microsoft coupons, unless you
hide it is some SMB or garage. This cannot be tolerated, of course, because
it's the classic abuse case where a company holds a rival by the balls. It's
racketeering as well, but nobody seems to care. The authorities turn a blind
eye to corporations whose power and impact are greater than theirs.

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