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Re: Get to know the Wintrolls!

Verily I say unto thee, that Peter Köhlmann spake thusly:
> Hadron wrote:

>> I'm here to show the world that being a Linux user and advocate 
>> does not mean you have to hold a personal vendetta against Bill 
>> Gates, MS or Bulmer

You misspelled "self-defence".

Or perhaps you believe Microsoft should just be allowed to attack others
with complete impunity; like they did to Mandriva in Nigeria or the OLPC
charity. How exactly /should/ we treat gangsters who threaten to fucking
kill people; knife babies; tip things into the death spiral; and cut off
our air supply? How should we see a company that makes veiled threats of
"undisclosed balance sheet liabilities"; makes unsubstantiated libellous
claims of patent infringements; and describes Linux as a "cancer"? Maybe
we should just /ignore/ the fact that Microsoft are a bunch of gangsters
running a racketeering operation with secret MoUs; government "lobbying"
and all manner of other bribes elsewhere - which they use as a matter of
standard business procedure.

Expressing outrage against these gangsters is a "vendetta", in precisely
the same way that sentencing criminals to prison is a "vendetta". But to
someone who supports those gangsters, I can see why you'd call it that.

> or tell untold lies.

You mean the "untold lies" documented by the US DOJ and the EU antitrust

Here's a few:


So in that litany of Microsoft's crimes, which of them are "lies"?

Is this the point where you stick your fingers in your ears and sing "La
la la"? Are you blind; stupid; delusional; or just totally bereft of any
moral backbone whatsoever?

> Just the same as Erik Funkenbusch.



| "At the time, I thought C was the most elegant language and Java
|  the most practical one. That point of view lasted for maybe two
|  weeks after initial exposure to Lisp."   ~ Constantine Vetoshev

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