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Microsoft gets the open source licensing nod from the OSI

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    Ray6

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    But it didn't come without a few changes. Mary Jo has all the details


    Now this can go one of three ways.

    #1 - This is a disaster! MS will try to destroy open source from the inside. But we shall prevail! We shall be victorious! They may take our bean bags, but they'll never take our FREEEEDOOOOOMMMMMM!!!

    #2 - This is the beginning of the end for Microsoft! They have seen their feeble gonads crushed beneath the mighty jackboot of open source! They have folded. Capitulated. Game over. Microsoft's days are numbered.

    #3 - Cool! Welcome aboard! Now let's work together to stop this fanboy silliness shall we?


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    corona_coder

    Shouldnt the title read "Microsoft Buys off the OSI" They just lost all credibility in the OSS community by approving those licenses. This truly is a sad day for open source.

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    blowdart

    corona_coder wrote:
    Shouldnt the title read "Microsoft Buys off the OSI" They just lost all credibility in the OSS community by approving those licenses. This truly is a sad day for open source.


    In the same way you lose credability (did you have any anyway) by posting after your numerous promises that you would never post again?

    Hey, this means the GPL isn't credible any more either, it's OSI approved!

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    corona_coder

    The GPL is the most credible license out there. These Microsoft licenses are the wooden horses of old.

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    GoddersUK

    corona_coder wrote:
    The GPL is the most credible license out there. These Microsoft licenses are the wooden horses of old.


    I much prefer Spybots DPL. Tongue Out

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    JonesJ

    corona_coder

    Go and annoy some people who give a sh1t about what you have to say please.

    Microsoft hating is an illness, you are a sufferer.

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    blowdart

    corona_coder wrote:
    The GPL is the most credible license out there. These Microsoft licenses are the wooden horses of old.


    But the GPL is OSI approved; and the OSI have no credibility, so the GPL must be un-credible *snicker*

    Really; go away, you're boring and tiresome. Try the outside, you might like it.

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    corona_coder

    The GPL is an FSF creation which has more credibility than even Microsoft blowdart. Microsoft licenses will never be adopted an no code licensed under these licenses will pollute the Linux kernel. Thats what M$ is hoping for, that their wooden horses will make it into the Linux kernel. They have no faith in Vi$ta so they are hoping to get into OSS.

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    Rossj



    Thanks JupiterImages for having a pic of Corona's car.

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    blowdart

    corona_coder wrote:
    The GPL is an FSF creation which has more credibility than even Microsoft blowdart. Microsoft licenses will never be adopted an no code licensed under these licenses will pollute the Linux kernel. Thats what M$ is hoping for, that their wooden horses will make it into the Linux kernel. They have no faith in Vi$ta so they are hoping to get into OSS.


    Oh yea, the use of $ signs, that's really original. I never saw that before, I am persuaded by your argument and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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    GoddersUK

    corona_coder wrote:
    They have no faith in Vi$ta so they are hoping to get into OSS.


    Which is why they're bringing out a service pack and have a lot of ad campaigns?

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    GoddersUK

    Rossj wrote:
    

    Thanks JupiterImages for having a pic of Corona's car.


    I keep hearing about either corona or beer parking an a lake but I have no idea as to the history behind it. Anyone care to enlighten me?

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    Ray6

    corona_coder wrote:
    Shouldnt the title read "Microsoft Buys off the OSI" They just lost all credibility in the OSS community by approving those licenses. This truly is a sad day for open source.


    So you're opting for #1 then ... Smiley

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    magicalclick

    I am confused. What does this really do? I have read the article, but still can't make anything out of it. Is it basically mean like IE will eventually become open source, stuff like that.

    I do know their under the radar free next-gen Paint .Net is an open source goodness. It would be cool to have more stuff open source so we can improve the application the way we wanted.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Xaero_​Vincent

    This was a good move by the OSI.

    Their reputation and credability were on thin ice by shunning Microsoft's license for ideological reasons and refuse to credit any technical merit or perhaps trying to establish a technical reasons that satisify their ideology.

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    blowdart

    magicalclick wrote:
    I am confused. What does this really do? I have read the article, but still can't make anything out of it. Is it basically mean like IE will eventually become open source, stuff like that.


    No, why would it? It just means that there's another Open Source license people can use should they wish to, it's not an announcement that Windows is going to be licensed under it

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    rjdohnert

    Ok Beer, good to see you are back and playing your Darth Vista role again now please just go away.

    donttazemebro wrote:
    
    corona_coder wrote:
    Shouldnt the title read "Microsoft Buys off the OSI" They just lost all credibility in the OSS community by approving those licenses. This truly is a sad day for open source.


    Don't worry, you'll still be able to run your open source software, as long as it is on Windows and licenced under a Microsoft approved licence. Hey, it's "open source" now! No need for Linux anymore.

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