[Nottingham] [Social/Chat] Thurs 17/05/2007 - Informal Nav Beers'n'Chat

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu May 24 00:10:37 BST 2007

Martin wrote:
> Amidst the discussions was the opinion that Microsoft is now:
> merely fighting off new competition to maintain its present dominance;
> is getting ever more desperate;

And I think this comment adds suitable absurdity to the latest Microsoft
(software patents) FUD:


Microsoft will not sue Linux for patent violations

   1. Richard Chapman:
      May 15th, 2007

      Me and the rest of the Internet had a vote and I lost. I get to
tell you folks that you got your information a “little” backwards. You
see it’s Open Source who’s not going to sue Microsoft. Not until the
GPL3 rolls around that is. You see, collecting royalties on GPLed
software is a big no-no. Microsoft is doing precisely what it’s accusing
others of doing. Collecting money for other peoples hard work. It also
makes them very, very, very (did I say very?) angry. Don’t worry though
your paychecks will still be coming through for a long while. Not
because Microsoft will be successful in their latest atrocity. No.
Because they have a *lot* of money and it’s going to take them a long
time to die. In spite of the fact that they’re still breathing, they
have made themselves irrelevant.

Unfortunately, Microsoft has an /awful/ /lot/ /of/ /money/ to burn
before it dies...


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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