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And the big news for this year is…
« on: November 16, 2016, 05:16:10 pm »
I feel very dirty posting this in the "GNU/Linux Discussion" part of the forum but it belongs here...  :(



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You won't believe your eyes while reading this, but this is true. Microsoft just joined the Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinum member.
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NO KIDDING! MICROSOFT HAS JOINED THE LINUX FOUNDATION!
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As part of its effort to work more closely with the open source community, Microsoft on Wednesday announced it has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member. Microsoft’s membership in the Linux Foundation will benefit customers through increased collaboration and innovation among a diverse ecosystem.
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Can money buy everything?  ;)
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 07:15:39 pm »
::)

Well, there goes the neighborhood.

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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 07:50:58 pm »
No, say it's not true.  The next thing, you'll be telling us, is that Trump has been elected President  :P.
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 03:57:58 am »
I'm known to post a joke once in a while but this is sadly true...  :(

I personally think this isn't going to end well!
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 04:35:51 am »
I'm known to post a joke once in a while but this is sadly true...  :(

I personally think this isn't going to end well!

My fingers are crossed that you're wrong.  I'm also not going to hold my breath, while I'm waiting to find out  :(.
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 05:04:38 am »
No worries.... The GPL ensures, that Microsoft can only contribute. In money and/or in code. This is yet another victory for Linux, in line with Bash coming to Windows 10.

Microsoft has to move towards Linux.... Linux development is going so fast, Microsoft simply can't keep up with it.

I predict: within 10 years, Windows will have a Linux kernel. Then we'll have to switch to BSD in order to keep our elite status.  :D
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 06:29:11 am »
Yeah, that's one way to see it...

The other way is that money always buys influence/infiltration!
If I look at their own evolution, I'm not really sure if M$ had ever a positive influence on anything?

I predict: within 10 years, Windows will have a Linux kernel.
Lindows, mixed Open Source and Proprietary? Which makes the Open Source part useless?

Only time will tell!  ;)

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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2016, 02:37:44 pm »
Who is credited with the phrase "keep your enemies closer? Stalin or Patton?
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2016, 02:54:36 pm »
Who is credited with the phrase "keep your enemies closer? Stalin or Patton?
Hi spence,

actually, neither of them. And the actual quote is:

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Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2016, 03:02:44 pm »
"Embrace, extend and extinguish"!  ;)

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The strategy's three phases are:

Embrace: Development of software substantially compatible with a competing product, or implementing a public standard.

Extend: Addition and promotion of features not supported by the competing product or part of the standard, creating interoperability problems for customers who try to use the 'simple' standard.

Extinguish: When extensions become a de facto standard because of their dominant market share, they marginalize competitors that do not or cannot support the new extensions.

Microsoft claims that the original strategy is not anti-competitive, but rather an exercise of its discretion to implement features it believes customers want.

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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2016, 10:10:17 pm »
No, say it's not true.  The next thing, you'll be telling us, is that Trump has been elected President  :P.

Too Soon  :o
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 07:21:50 am »
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Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member ... the payment needed to gain this membership level is $500,000 ... Red Hat can’t afford this level and is a Silver member ...
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Linux Foundation member Microsoft's income from patent threats against Linux is about the same as Red Hat's entire turnover.
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The $500k Microsoft paid to join Linux Foundation is about ¼% of their revenue from patent threats against Linux, as far as I can tell.

Microsoft & Linux & Patents & Tweets

An interesting read, especially when you follow the included links!  ;)
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 09:41:04 am »
The question everyone should really be asking is this:


Why is that unicorn breathing fire on that little girl?

The answer:  Because the unicorn is Microsoft, obviously.

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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2016, 11:04:29 am »
Because that was caustic soda not cocaine :)
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Re: And the big news for this year is…
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2016, 11:49:38 am »
Because that was caustic soda not cocaine :)

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