making deals with M$

Mark Fink mpfink at
Sun Jun 8 01:50:02 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 9:38 PM, Martin Owens <doctormo at> wrote:
>>> Anybody in their uneducated right mind probably. I run openSUSE and run it
>>> happily I might add. Lets take a breath here and step back from the FUD button
>>> on your keyboard.
>> Spoken like a true Microvell shill.
> Richard A. Johnson sees no problem with the technicalities of openSuSE
> and Mark Fink has problems with Novell. Not only are they mostly
> opinion, one is political and the other is technical but utterly daft
> and pointless.
> Now now boys and girls, lets not get away from the point of this
> thread, Canonical having business dealings with Microsoft.
> Who has something useful to say about the real subject?

The problem I have with Canonical making deals with M$ is that it
means that M$ gets to collect a tax from FLOSS. It also opens the door
for Ubuntu itself to become even more tainted by M$ crap than it
already is (MONO).

Roy Schestowitz has a lot of things to say about how Miquel Icaza is
trying to position MONO to destroy FLOSS and now with this codecs
licensing from M$ it just makes me sick.

Maybe Roy should make a site too.

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