@Bass:Who's the originator of Linux? Linus? IBM?
Also if they're claiming that Linux infringes their IP, surly OS X also infringes, so why don't they sue Apple? Oh, I see, Apple also had some patent ammo.
Windows is the Encarta of today.
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Someone who cheers this:
I surely don't mind anyone who's pro-Microsoft, but as a developer, cheering this racket is to cut the branch you sit on.
That's only the case insofar as their primary revenue-generating product is not one that actually has to get installed on somebody else's machine. In the context of these services, FOSS is only "compatible" with their business model because they are CONSUMERS of these FOSS-based products rather than sellers and don't have to pay licensing for the OS that runs on the machines that use to run their business.
Exactly! Same sad story as with those fr**tards CONSUMERS of Wikipedia. Shame on them, avoiding payment to all those hard working editors of Encarta who worked so hard on those articles.
Yes, since Microsoft wants to host the VAST NUMBERS of open-source projects. For example:
Also large open-source contributions in the dotnet eco-system.
On the other hand, TypeScript is a great gift. Thank you Microsoft.
What's more, maybe there's a great missed opportunity in AppEngine, where Google failed to make the API into an open standard (includes NoSQL DB, cache service, blob services, task queues etc.)