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[News] Cult of "Microsoft Linux" Explained by The Source

  • Subject: [News] Cult of "Microsoft Linux" Explained by The Source
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:17:49 +0000
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The H On Moonlight

,----[ Quote ]
| Will we now hear The Hâs author decried as 
| a âzealotâ or  âfearmongererâ for pointing 
| out de Icazaâs obsession with emulating and 
| promoting Microsoft technologies? Or, 
| perhaps, a word of apology for painting RMS 
| in such lights for his equivalent 
| statement?
| I suspect the latter shall not happen, 
| though some may call me a cynic.
|     Moonlight can be used, at least in the 
|     short term, if you have obtained your 
|     software through Novell. Otherwise, you 
|     are cast adrift in a no manâs land 
|     where it is not always apparent what is 
|     permissible and what is not.
| Even though I think the author is too kind 
| here, I am also pleased that he is not 
| merely parroting the (failed) attempt by 
| Team Moonlight to pretend that the new 
| âCovenantâ is some sort of improvement over 
| the old â which was downright offensive in 
| the first place.
| [...]
|     [T]he Mono developers have appeared to 
|     gain strength and unity from adversity 
|     and see themselves as united against 
|     the rest of the world.
| This is the most brilliant insight of the 
| article, and it articulates something I 
| have long found fascinating. Team Mono has 
| a core of supporters that are simply not 
| interested in the truth or discussion. They 
| will adopt (and endlessly repeat) any 
| argument that they think supports their 
| cause, and they will immediately dismiss 
| any argument with any means that they think 
| supports their opposition.


Miguel de Icaza, Microsoft MVP?

,----[ Quote ]
| Yep, itâs true. The open-source rabble-
| rouser who was prevented from hosting a 
| session inside Microsoftâs 2005 
| Professional Developer Conference has been 
| accepted into the ranks of the companyâs 
| âMost Valuable Professionalsâ less than 
| five years later. He announced the news on 
| his blog.
| De Icaza is the leader of the open-source 
| Mono project, sponsored by Novell, which 
| previously set off alarm bells inside 
| Microsoft for its ability to expand 
| Microsoft .NET applications to other 
| platforms, including Linux. Relations 
| between de Icaza and Microsoft have warmed 
| following the Redmond companyâs partnership 
| with Novell.
| Heâs also on the board of the Microsoft-
| supported CodePlex Foundation, Meanwhile, 
| Mono spin-off project Moonlight, an open-
| source implementation of Microsoftâs 
| Silverlight interactive technology, has won 
| the blessings of the Redmond company.



Pro-mono Zealotry

,----[ Quote ]
| What this does illustrate, I think, is something that is already obvious to
| anyone that has been following the Mono controversy: there are people that
| are just as âextremeâ and unwilling to listen to reason as the most zealoty
| charactertures painted by the Broad Brush of the Most High and (Self)
| Righteous Community Gatekeepers.
| You can spot these people by the mindless regurgitation of other peopleâs
| talking points and the inability to make even the slightest concession to any
| opposing argument; the gleeful participation in any manner of attack or
| disinformation; the uncritical embrace of  anyone or anything that supports
| thier position. A sure sign is charging the opposition with the very crimes
| they themselves are in the act of commiting.

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