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Re: Linux Developments in India

  • Subject: Re: Linux Developments in India
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 13:15:27 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Thursday 18 May 2006 12:49 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> __/ [ Linonut ] on Monday 15 May 2006 12:01 \__
>>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Michael B. Trausch belched out this bit o'
>>> wisdom:
>>>> Of course, people also have the option of getting StarOffice --
>>>> which costs a great deal less per license -- and shares a code base with
>>>> OpenOffice.org.  Even better, it's free to college students and is
>>>> perpetually licensed from that standpoint -- so it's not like
>>>> Microsoft's educational versions of products, where when you're no
>>>> longer a student, you're not supposed to be using it any longer.
>>> Hmmm, I didn't know that.  Seems like a dirty little trick to me.
>> Interesting choice of words though. You actually *are* supposed to use it
>> (the longer the better), but you must pay. Microsoft intent is *not* for
>> you to /stop/ using it. Also see this outrageous (to me at least) story:
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The decision to outsource the University of Texas-Pan American's
>>| 17,000 student e-mail accounts to Microsoft for free was a simple
>>| one for Gary Wiggins, the school's top IT administrator.
>> `----
>> Ama$$zing! GoDaddy comes to mind.
> I wonder how Gary Wiggins can sleep at night.  What does it feel like to
> be a stooge, like that?

There was a large outcry in a variety of places, Digg included. Speaking of
which, a story I had submitted reach the front page of Digg this morning.
This was a story about "Open Source Parasites". Let us put some public
pressure on the large expoloiters to give something in return. If not
code-wise, then at at least a donation.

Best wishes,


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