I thought Mickey Mouse was delivering us this information

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Shane, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Shane

    Shane Guest

    http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2192761/mandriva-microsoft-patent
    Mandriva refuses Microsoft patent protection

    Linux firm follows Red Hat and Ubuntu
    Robert Jaques, vnunet.com 25 Jun 2007
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    Mandriva has followed in footsteps of Red Hat and Ubuntu in refusing to
    become a part of Microsoft's Linux patent protection plan.



    --
    A physicist, a mathematician and a computer scientist discuss what is
    better: a wife or a girlfriend.
    The physicist: "A girlfriend. You still have freedom to experiment."
    The mathematician: "A wife. You have security."
    The computer scientist: "Both. When I'm not with my wife, she thinks I'm
    with my girlfriend. With my girlfriend it's vice versa. And I can be with
    my computer without anyone disturbing me..."
    Shane, Jun 26, 2007
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  2. Shane

    Mike Dee Guest

    Shane <-a-geek.net> wrote:

    > Mandriva has followed in footsteps of Red Hat and Ubuntu in
    > refusing to become a part of Microsoft's Linux patent protection
    > plan.


    Thanks. Novell (Suse), Xandros and Linspire now fall into my "distros
    never to install ever bin".

    --
    dee
    Mike Dee, Jun 26, 2007
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  3. Shane

    Mickey Mouse Guest

    Who would have guessed that a few posts looking at Microsoft's foray into
    the Linux market, and possible strategies to enhance their position as the
    dominant software solutions provider, would have sparked such a level of
    interest that threads are posted specifically addressed with me in mind.
    Have I acquired a fanboy fan club?
    Mickey Mouse, Jun 27, 2007
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  4. Shane

    peterwn Guest

    Mickey Mouse wrote:
    > Who would have guessed that a few posts looking at Microsoft's foray into
    > the Linux market, and possible strategies to enhance their position as the
    > dominant software solutions provider, would have sparked such a level of
    > interest that threads are posted specifically addressed with me in mind.
    > Have I acquired a fanboy fan club?


    No, that would be a too generous interpretation.

    It was merely noted that when your lord and master at Redmond buys off
    some tinpot Linux firm, you trumpet this.

    When however a Linux firm tells Bill and Steve to stick their Chicago
    style protection racket up their arses, there is not a squeak from you.

    That is the issue.

    See also:
    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070623100237864
    peterwn, Jun 27, 2007
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