off: here's a small news flash for MS Products Users
mfioretti at nexaima.net
Tue Jan 22 04:26:46 GMT 2008
On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 12:23:55 PM -0500, Richard (cms0009 at gmail.com) wrote:
> Well, for those of you whom use Microsoft Products... at work.<sick>
> this might change you mind....(to push linux even more)
Using this story to bash Microsoft or push Linux would be a mistake.
With all respect, the statements above seem a clear example of "if you
have a hammer, all problems will look like a nail", that is of geeks
who like Linux and FOSS so much that they see everything which isn't
done or solved with Linux/FOSS as bad or defective, and may end up
with _damaging_ FOSS diffusion.
Sure, a Microsoft project is the subject of the story, but what does
the real problem in the article has to do with Microsoft, proprietary
software or software patents themselves, for that matter?
If that software were GPL and ran on Linux, would it be good? No, of
course, the problem is if and where there are laws that _allows_
employee monitoring at that level, never mind how it's done.
How to convert into FOSS supporters people who couldn't care less
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