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[News] Ubuntu Founder Thinks That Opposing Criminal Company is "Hatred"?

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu Founder Thinks That Opposing Criminal Company is "Hatred"?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 03:06:56 +0000
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Shuttleworth on Microsoft

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| It seems to me that Microsoft vigourously 
| opposes this âcore philosophical idealâ of 
| Ubuntu. I fail to see how you can have a 
| âcommon causeâ with an entity that is 
| diametrically opposed with your core 
| philosophical principles.
| This is why I am always disappointed when 
| people attempt to frame opposition to Microsoft 
| as âhateâ â because that falsely implies the 
| difference is irrational and emotional instead 
| of the philosophical difference it is. I 
| appreciate my freedom and want to increase my 
| freedom. Microsoft appreciates controlling me 
| and wants to increase its control. Thereâs not 
| much room for âcommon causeâ there, and its not 
| because I hate Microsoft or Microsoft hates me 
| â itâs a fundamental difference of philosophy 
| and goals.


Sam Varghese Got It Wrong?

,----[ Quote ]
| Sam, your article paints me with a brush which 
| I do not believe to be fair or accurate.



Traitorous Thoughts - Microsoft Hatred

,----[ Quote ]
| 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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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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