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  • Gozzin (edited 3 years ago)
    +7

    Holmer said, "None of [what the company's doing] means anything as long as [it's] still patent-trolling Android. When [Microsoft stops] doing that, [it] can start [its] journey toward credibility in the open source world."

    This is how i feel. I don't trust um any further than I can fling a bull elephant. That being said, the video was quite good, as was the article.

    • kxh
      +4

      And drop the whole openxml thing and properly support ODF.

    • Neurobomber
      +2

      I read that too quickly and wondered what Simpsons episode could possibly have aired that.

  • Gozzin
    +6

    78 percent of companies now using open source solutions, and 64 percent participating in open source projects,

    Including Windows.

  • microfracture (edited 3 years ago)
    +5

    Microsoft has historically operated on the ideology of "Embrace, extend and extinguish." and I just see this as business as usual on their part.

    - Embrace: Tell everyone you love them and develop software compatible with the competing 'product' (or standard)
    - Extend: Promote your newly developed software/standard's feature set and mention how the competition simply doesn't have the same features, quality, etc.
    - Extinguish: Wait until your software/standard becomes dominant then snap the 'gates' shut. Leverage your standing so that competitors are locked out.

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