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Re: [chat] Maby we should have an anti-MS demonstration?
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- Subject: Re: [chat] Maby we should have an anti-MS demonstration?
- From: invisible ink <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 22 11:54:01 2001
- Reply-by: Thu Oct 25 11:51:14 EST 2001
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begin Craige McWhirter quotation:
> I would sorely love to disrupt this in someway. More time would have
> been nice for planning. Has anyone had anymore concrete thoughts?
Sponsors: Intel, Compaq, Dell, IBM
Intel has shares in at least Red Hat and SuSE; Compaq have their finger in
the embedded Linux pie and *are* HP now, who are notable Linux supporters
in many ways, including the embedded pie; Dell talk a lot; IBM would
replace AIX with Linux as soon as it is able, have shares in a number of
pureplays, fund startups (think Asia-Pacific incubator millions), gave
WebSphere the Apache love juice.
Quote from the page:
"We'll also showcase some local companies and demonstrate how Windows XP
has made a difference to their business." We can talk up PCs for Kids
fiasco, various charities, innumerable large and small businesses using
Free Software platforms for file serving, web, email, etc.
We wouldn't want to come across as demonstrators, or childish fuckwits. It's
tongue-in-cheek, intellectually militant, prankster time.
Penguinillas Pack GNUzis