[PLUG] Microsoft-Novell pact

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Sat Nov 25 10:04:04 PST 2006


@sco1984:
Do you have any idea what you're talking about, or are you just
sprinkling your post with words that you think are big?

@sushrut:
It is needless to create another debate on the much flogged topic,
when you can read online what the whole world is saying about it.
Rather than present a very broad and loaded query, why don't we
discuss specifics, such as:

- Should developers and users alike shift from Open/Suse to say Red
Hat or Ubuntu?
- For the developers: would it be possible to code around any (broad)
Microsoft patents, if any are found to be viably invokable?
-  Will people like Steve Ballmer and his media cohorts, with the
Billy G foundation's dollar and moral support be able to lobby the
Govt. to change its policy towards software patents?
- What will stricter copyright/patent/trademark laws mean in India?
- What can the lay Indian FOSS supporter do to protect his interests?
etc.

Perhaps then we might have a fruitful discussion.

On 11/25/06, sco1984 at gmail.com <sco1984 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 08:45:17 +0530
> From: "Sushrut Kulkarni" <sushrutkulkarni at vsnl.net>
> Subject: [PLUG] About Microsoft-Novell pact
> To: <plug-mail at plug.org.in>
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> What will be the impact of Microsoft-Novell pact on Linux community ?
> Will it be another "Embrace, Extend, Exterminate"  tactic by the Giant ?
>
> -Sushrut Kulkarni
> ==============================================================
>
>  I really dont think this news gonna make any change in "Linux Community".
> But yes
>  at stock market, at international business exchange stretagies there will
> be much curiocity.
>  It's a game!  Both parties done collaboration type deal for there own
> benefits. No advantage for
> any indivisual programmer or to developer. It's all about benefit and
> business values. These type
> of crises comes under "business" criteria. And we normal people just towards
> this impact as a
> indivisual which doesnt make any difference. DO we know if in near future
> Microsoft buys Google
> or vice versa? If it happens our daily router or work going to change?
> Definitely not! So considoring
> it a CEO level issue, i dont think it'll affect linux community at all.
>
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