[Novalug] Cripes: MS Sells Novell to Walmart
linux_author at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 24 05:29:50 EST 2007
"Microsoft fulfilled the purchase (like a CDW)."
- i think most of us knew that this was going to
happen... in fact, HAS to happen for Microsoft... the
company's window of opportunity to reinvent itself,
spin off into other areas, and explore other types of
business and revenue streams is starting to close...
- Microsoft's fate (and the fate of proprietary
software) was sealed thanks to rms and his creation of
the GPL... only it has taken Satan and his minions
more than 20 years to realize and accept that fact...
--- gregory pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> wrote:
> I read the comments and all I will say, is I read
> lots of 'tin foil'
> reactionary comments.
> I will NOT go public (at this point) with details
> except to say, I was
> involved with this deal.
> Walmart has decided that they like SUSE Linux
> Enterprise and are
> looking at it for a number of solutions. Microsoft
> fulfilled the
> purchase (liek a CDW).
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 10:17:13PM -0500, Jay Hart
> > Wow, cripes is right,
> > I don't know what to make of this, but I don't
> think I like it.
> > Sounds like Wal-Mart has been "convinced" that
> Linux has IT property issues.
> > I don't agree, I could just as well assume that MS
> is breaking OSS IT property, and since we can't
> > view the code, how do we know.
> > I know we have been over and over and over and
> over and over and over and over this issue, but
> > this takes the cake, in my book.
> > Greg, I guess I need to purchase one of those
> there coupons so my new email server isn't in
> violation of IT property issues. Can you help?
> go to novell.com and how to buy. You don't need to
> > Jay
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