[rescue] fwd: Microsoft demands royalties for open-source software
tbaldridge at gmail.com
Wed May 16 09:06:13 CDT 2007
"I'm not entirely convinced that one should be rooting for somebody to be an
even bigger bully than Microsoft."
I haven't seen that. But then I haven't been looking either. IBM (at least
in the past few years) seems to be half way interested in their customers.
M$ is not. It's all about how they treat their customers. Apple is the worst
bully (and Steve Jobs is a jerk imo), but they give the people what they
want, and they are hailed as heroes. My problem isn't so much that M$ is a
bully, but that they are a bully and hand their users the shaft at every
On 5/16/07, Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> Peter Corlett wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 05:49:28PM -0400, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> >> "Timothy Baldridge" <tbaldridge at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> [...] Not to mention that IBM vs M$ would almost be a guaranteed win
> >>> IBM.
> >> i would almost pay to watch ms getting pounded with their own stick.
> > I'm not entirely convinced that one should be rooting for somebody to be
> > even bigger bully than Microsoft.
> It's not so much rooting for someone to be an even bigger bully, as for
> the habitual bully to make an error of judgement and pick a tougher
> fight than he can handle.
> It's not the years, it's the mileage.
> Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
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