Question

Eric 1ballistic1 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 00:17:02 UTC 2014


flamewar. yay.


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:37 PM, Mark Ueki Mina <themarker0 at hotmail.com>wrote:

> "Do the Math"
>
> You are asking me to do Math in silly ways. And you criticize the article
> being old... Hokay. Want new ones? Sure.
>
> First, take a look at the links below. Let's read!
>
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/openness/default.aspx
>
> Oh wait, they have open licenses and software. You mean they aren't
> totally evil in every way? Huh.
>
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2012/04/linux-foundation-releases-annual-linux-development-report
>
> Wait, they actually continued to give kernal changes? Where is canonical?
> Not even listed? Huh.
>
>
> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/09/google-and-samsung-soar-into-list-of-top-10-linux-contributors/
>
> Wait, they even did that last year? DASTARDLY BASTARDS. They are in your
> Linux. At least canonical made even to almost be listed
>
> Dude, stop being so crazy. Microsoft has a vested interest in GNU/Linux. A
> huge one. You forget, that the main part of Linux, also known as, servers,
> Microsoft makes products for. They have so much in your system it's funny.
> Want to be Microsoftless? Good luck. MS has contributed to everything.
>
> So what negatives have MS done for open source, and don't give me that old
> history crap, since apparently a two year old article is too long for you.
>
>
> > Subject: Re: Question
> > From: psanchez at colcan.ca
> > To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:11:30 -0500
>
> >
> > On Tue, 2014-02-25 at 17:50 -0500, Mark Ueki Mina wrote:
> > > Hate to break it to yea, but "M$" contributes more code than Canonical
> > > does... Not to mention they are resposibl;e for like 20,000 lines of
> > > driver code. I'm not exactly fond of the company, I don't think many
> > > people are, even those who use it. But they do actually help GNU/Linux
> > > quite a bit more than those who we treat as prominent members of the
> > > community.
> > >
> > Judging how an entity helps GNU/Linux by looking only at the number of
> > lines of code contributed to the Linux kernel is myopic at best, even
> > worse, when the supporting data comes from a 2-years-old article.
> >
> > To the positives you see in MS, you have to subtract the negatives of
> > all the FUD, questionable licensing schemes, and other artifacts of
> > their business world.
> >
> > And to the little positive you see in Canonical, you have to add the
> > positive Linux image they provide, the mind share they bring to the
> > fold, the code they contribute outside the Linux kernel, and the many
> > other non-tangible elements they contribute to the Free/Open source
> > software in general.
> >
> > So, do the math, and come back again to this list with a credible
> > argumentation. I'll be interested in seeing your "numbers" this time.
> >
> > --
> > Pedro
> >
> >
> > > So yea, "M$" has a very strong plays on your Linux.
> > >
> > >
> > > Sources:
> http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2166123/microsoft-contributed-code-canonical-linux-2632
> > >
> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/2009/jul09/07-20linuxqa.aspx
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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