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[News] Microsoft Lies About Openness, Cross Platform, and Sharing

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Lies About Openness, Cross Platform, and Sharing
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 10:01:32 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Microsoft's Biological Implants 

,----[ Quote ]
| Gotta love the segue from "strong tradition 
| of open development, code sharing and 
| cross-platform support" to "here, take 
| these patent-encumbered .NET Framework toys 
| to play with".
| The point being, of course, that once you 
| have dutifully installed the .NET 
| framework, with all the patents that 
| Microsoft claims on it, and become locked 
| into it through use and habit, you are part 
| of the Microsoft-controlled ecosystem. And 
| there you are likely to stay, since 
| Microsoft doesn't even pretend any of this 
| stuff will be ported to other platforms.


Altar Call from the Gates Foundation

,----[ Quote ]
| There is a media blitz being conducted by 
| the Gates Foundation these days. Lest we 
| forget about Bill Gates on November 11, you 
| can see one of his most prolific fans talk 
| with him in New York. Bill would autograph 
| books at this event but he has not 
| 'written' one in a decade. Though you can 
| bet Matthew will be flogging his new 
| edition.


Kate James, formerly of GSK, leaves Citibank to lead communications at the Gates Foundation

,----[ Quote ]
| A corporate communication person is just 
| what the Gates Foundation needs to lead 
| their corporate communications. Why 
| communicate with communities anyway? And 
| hey, isn't Glaxo Smith Kline Tachi Yamada's 
| old outfit?


Will open source biology get anywhere?

,----[ Quote ]
| The big news is that this may be broadening. Sage
| is now trumpeting a âmajor donationâ (amount
| unspecified) from Quintiles, a contract researcher
| with 21,000 employees.  Friend is now going around
| the world in search of more.

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