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LP linuxpusher2 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 00:46:08 UTC 2014


Not what I was trying to do, Sorry.




On 25 February 2014 19:42, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Please tone down the rhetoric.
>
> Darcy.
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Eric <1ballistic1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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