[ILUG] Against M$ propaganda
kevin at suberic.net
Thu May 3 14:03:50 IST 2001
On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 12:42:46PM +0100, Stephane Dudzinski wrote:
> A few hours ago, a friendly journalist tipped me that Craig Mundie
> of Microsoft is going to make a major speech in New York tomorrow
> attacking open-source software -- specifically, attacking the GNU
> General Public License. This speech is probably intended to define
> Microsoft's party line on open source, and to shift the terms of the
> debate over it to one that Microsoft thinks it can win.
please consider the following two actions:
a) microsoft is spelled microsoft. m$ is just silly (worse
yet it requires the use of the shift key). if you want to be
disparaging consider "a large redmond based legacy software
b) since this is in new york, it would be rather nice if the kind
and gentle people of new york could be given more correct
information. the new york times accepts letters to the editor
via this address: letters at nytimes.com. a nice polite letter
explaining what the gnu gpl is, what open source is, and what
copyright violations like napster and illegal copies of ms office
are might add a little light to the debate.
kevin at suberic.net "nobody likes a monkey on their back. i had
fork()'ed on 37058400 three. they were cramping my style. it was
meatspace place: work time to get rid of them."
http://suberic.net/~kevin --porter, "payback"
More information about the ILUG