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Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: Microsoft needs a help strategy
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:49:15 -0500
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Rockinghorse Winner wrote:
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Rjack had the audacity to say that:

Rjack wrote:

 From the findings of fact in US v. Microsoft (1998)

Open-Source Applications Development

Seems to me that the open source business models are an abject failure compared to proprietary models.

Rjack :)

As a business model, I must concur. As a model for innovation and quality,
it has simply run circles around Windows.

That's one reason Microsoft loves open source. Microsoft can observe the market appeal of open source "innovation and quality" and with it's army of programmers, it can incorporate the marketable qualities into it's proprietary software.

Microsoft loves "Free Software" and the GPL even more. The intimidation tactics of free softies prevents smaller proprietary
companies from offering much in the way of competition to Microsoft
since they lack the army of programmers to rewrite and thus emulate the "innovation and quality" of free/open source code.

The GPL is the best friend Microsoft ever had! Microsoft lends lip-service credence to the fearsome effects of the GPL so as to assist in the intimidation of any potential proprietary competitors while ROFL in their marketing and legal departments.

THE GPL IS THE BEST FRIEND MICROSOFT EVER HAD. Open source advocates are ideologically blinded to these facts.

Rjack :)

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