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Re: Gnote 0.3.1

Miguel de Icaza <miguel.de.icaza@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Hello,
>> You've entered a different universe, but then again, your escapades in Linux
>> pretty much began when you went to Microsoft asking for a job (late 90s).
> Not sure what that is supposed to mean.
> But as usual, you do not know much about my trip to Microsoft.  I
> figured
> maybe I should get the record straight before you go on reporting
> another
> "10%" of trivia as "100%" facts.
> I started writing free software in 1992, five years before I went to
> Microsoft to
> interview at the IE/SPARC team at the time.    By that time I had
> contributed
> patches to Wine, I had written the Midnight Commander, I was
> maintaining
> libc for the SPARC, had contributed to one of the free efforts to
> bring AWT to
> the free Java (Kaffe), the "sawt" toolkit and was an active kernel
> contributor
> to Linux on the SPARC, had authored several device drivers, I was
> probably
> working on RAID and I had sent my first KDE patch.

Ask Roy what he did. I can tell you. He sponged off the UK Tax Payer in
an extended University stay and decided he didn't want a real job. He
now spends his time filling this group and forums with contradictory
posts which basically lie and exaggerate his anti MS agenda.

> I was already getting more interested in the desktop that the kernel
> work.
> Microsoft in 1997 sounded interesting.   A good friend of mine that
> was one
> of the original developers that ported Sun's Java to Linux had
> finished college
> and went to work for Microsoft (this is back when Sun did not support
> Linux,
> but licensed it under NDA to whoever wanted it, and a team of folks on
> irc
> got together and ported it;   Randy was the maintainer).
> Randy knew me from my work on Linux on the SPARC, and he was working
> on the IE team and invited me to interview to Microsoft.   It was a
> great to
> meet Randy in person and Nat Friedman (another one of the early people
> that
> actually *contributed* to improve Linux).
> There was no `open source' term at the time, but I did ask the team
> manager
> for them to port IE to Linux and to effectively open source it.   They
> did not
> know much about Linux at the time, but they said "you are free to port
> IE
> to whatever system you want in your spare time".
> Miguel

Tell the little shit nothing. It's a bit like Jorg Schilling who was
insulted and criticised by Chris Ahlstrom here. The COLA crowd actually
tried tearing Schilling to pieces despite his considerable contributions
to the OSS movement.

In view of all the deadly computer viruses that have been spreading
lately, Weekend Update would like to remind you: when you link up to
another computer, you’re linking up to every computer that that
computer has ever linked up to. — Dennis Miller

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