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[News] [Rival] Mono-Nono Explains the "Microsoft Hater" Label

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Mono-Nono Explains the "Microsoft Hater" Label
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 14:02:38 +0100
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Traitorous Thoughts - Microsoft Hatred

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| Picking up traction is the idea that âMicrosoft Hatredâ 
| is driving Mono/Moonlight/CodePlex/Miguel criticism, 
| and perhaps is even the real ideological foundation of 
| the Free Software movement.
| Of course, this is absurd and insulting, but I suppose 
| I should take a moment to point out that RMS and the 
| FSF also object to Apple, Amazon, DRM, and Software 
| Patents. It is a very consistent and principled stand 
| for end-user freedom and against those actors trying to 
| control and restrict freedom. It just so happens that 
| Microsoft is one of the largest offenders in this area. 
| So they get a lot (but proportionately appropriate) 
| amount of criticism.
| Further the idea that objection and criticism == hatred 
| is false. The intent is to discredit the critic by 
| portraying is message as emotionally driven and 
| irrational. But pointing out that some companies are 
| working very hard to remove freedom through DRM, 
| patents, proprietary formats, price dumping, illegal 
| practices, bribery, vote-stacking, or other offensive 
| practices is fact-based, rational, and grounded in 
| documented evidence.



Protecting Linux from Microsoft (Yes, Microsoft Got Caught)

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| Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journalâs Nick Wingfield broke a story
| on Microsoft selling a group of patents to a third party. The end result
| of this story is good for Linux, even though it doesnât placate fears of
| ongoing attacks by Microsoft. Open Invention Network, working with its
| members and the Linux Foundation, pulled off a coup, managing to acquire
| some of the very patents that seem to have been at the heart of recent
| Microsoft FUD campaigns against Linux. Break out your white hats: the
| good guys won.


Linux Foundation to Microsoft: stop secretly attacking Linux

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| Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin issued a scathing
| condemnation of Microsoft's recent attempts to unload Linux-related
| patents to patent trolls. He calls for the company to "stop secretly
| attacking Linux" and compete on the basis of quality rather than FUD.


Microsoft: Yep, we teach Best Buy to trash Linux

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| Microsoft (MSFT) has confirmed the authenticity of a controversial set of
| training slides that it prepared to train Best Buy (BBY) employees in
| what the software giant calls "the important differences between Linux
| computers and Windows computers."

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