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Re: What does Donald Knuth and Microsoft have in common?

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____/ Greg Cox on Sunday 01 February 2009 02:57 : \____

> In article <et9f56-3hc.ln1@xxxxxxxxxx>, usenet@xxxxxxxxxx says...
>> http://www.gnu.org/thankgnus/2008supporters.html
>> Entries 9 and 27 of the "Sustaining Contributors", respectively.
>> "Linux is a cancer" ~ Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO.
>> Hypocrite.
> This isn't what you think it is.  The Microsoft Giving Campaign is an
> annual charity drive at Microsoft.  Microsoft employees are encouraged
> to give a donation to any legally registered charity/non-profit and
> Microsoft will match the amount given (up to some maximum amount per
> year).
> So what you're actually seeing is some number of Microsoft employees
> donating to gnu.org and getting their donation matched by Microsoft
> Corp.

They could be trying to shut him up. It's hard to criticise one who puts money
on your table.

You should know, Greg. You used to work for Microsoft and now you attend a
Linux newsgroup where you defend Microsoft.

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