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[SLUG] Microsoft Executive Says Linux Threatens Innovation


Latest from the "reverse the FUD sideways up America's backsides and they won't
notice" department, oops, sorry, latest from Mickeysoft:

http://news.cnet.com/investor/news/newsitem/0-9900-1028-4825719-RHAT.html

For the browserless and the lazy, Allchin [M$ O/S chief] said:

 (*) he's concerned that the open-source business model could stifle initiative
     in the computer industry.

 (*) Open source is an intellectual-property destroyer

 (*) I can't imagine something that could be worse than this for the
     software business and the intellectual-property business

 (*) The result will be the demise of both intellectual property rights and the
     incentive to spend on research and development

and the winner is:

 (*) I'm an American, I believe in the American Way. I worry if the government
     encourages open source, and I don't think we've done enough education of
     policy makers to understand the threat.

These are the words of one damn worried high flying MS executive. They border
on hysteria, pychosis and a total reality disconnect. I hope Allchin keeps up with
his rantings, the more the better. Sadly he'll have to be committed one day when
it all gets too painful and his free-floating anxiety attacks strangle his
brain at the medulla oblongata on upwards to his skull cap.


"Now we can see the insanity inherent in the system."
  - apologies to M Python and the Holy Grail




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Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
"Roiled by being a crash test dummy over Microsoft? Degusteban Linux"