[ubuntu-uk] Ballmer screws over Nigerian schoolkids

Mark Harrison Mark at yourpropertyexpert.com
Thu Nov 1 21:57:36 GMT 2007

Chris Rowson wrote:
> I just read this. Sickening isn't it!
Not to me it isn't.

The Nigerian government aren't complaining. The Nigerian people aren't 

[Or if they are, someone post a link and tell me about what....]

In fact, the person who's complaining in this article is the guy who 
came in second in a procurement round, and he's throwing mud around and 
hoping some of it sticks.

I'm well aware that Microsoft have played dirty in the past, but I 
believe in this pesky little thing called "any evidence whatsoever" 
before assuming that somehow children are being screwed over.

I don't use Ubuntu because I somehow think that it's "truth justice and 
righteousness".... I use it because it's better....

What I _do_ find offensive is the fact that some people are jumping in 
the "kids are getting screwed" bandwagon, and will try to exploit the 
images of some of the worlds most vulnerable people to make their own 
petty points about "free software".

One of the reasons I like Ubuntu is that Canonical seem to have a policy 
of NOT descending to this kind of game, and concentrating on making 

That I can respect.


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