[kwlug-disc] Microsoft .NET Micro Open Sourced ...

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Tue Nov 17 23:46:33 EST 2009


Raul Suarez wrote, On 11/17/2009 4:37 PM:
> Regardless of whatever purpose MS may have, it is clear that slowly
> they are getting past the laughing and fighting.
> 
> FLOSS is far from wining but the perspective is better every time.
> 
> Personally I think that they don't care about this technology. They
> found it useless so they are giving it away.
> 
> They may not realize that creative hackers can make something
> useful out of it. They also know that many FLOSS people won't touch
> it just because the MS involvement.
> 
> The important lesson here is: If FLOSS were irrelevant and a non
> factor, they could have very well let the platform die. Let's say
> that they found a recycle bin that wins them some good will.

Raul Suarez wrote, On 11/17/2009 4:47 PM:
 > I meant "FLOSS is far from winning".
 >
 > Too much reliance on spell checkers!

And probably a FLOSS one at that.

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