EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

04.30.08

Quote of the Day: Interoperability Means “First Benefit Microsoft”

Posted in Interoperability, Microsoft, Novell, Quote, Servers, Virtualisation at 9:16 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Standards Mean “First Benefit Consumers”

This one comes from Joe Wilcox.

Interoperability: First Benefit Microsoft

[...]

The way I see it, interoperability is for Microsoft a means to an end, the end being competitive gains more than customer benefits. Microsoft is the first beneficiary of its interoperability efforts. The new management tools clearly show what interoperability really means to Microsoft: increasing its footprint in heterogenous platform environments. That’s going to be most important in established markets like the United States, where most companies that need servers have them already.

The news that he refers to we have commented on in [1, 2]. Keep this quote in mind when Microsoft calls OOXML “interoperable”.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

10 Comments

  1. blabla said,

    April 30, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Gravatar

    Those who work for Novell on these “projects” know perfectly well they are helping Microsoft, not Free Software.

    Their story will be: “I didn’t know” or “I didn’t agree, but I couldn’t do anything. I had no power.”

    Ha! Pass the cup, please!
    Vichy, mon ami, Vichy!

  2. blabla said,

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Gravatar

    Just look at what the “community manager” of opensuse does:

    http://zonker.opensuse.org/2008/04/30/bringing-microsoft-to-the-table-can-ms-become-an-open-source-contributor/

    Is this the “community manager” of a linux distribution or the PR man of the Microsoft Corporation?

    Again, Vichy!

    Never mind, Jeff “I don’t know what I’m doing and I really don’t care” Waugh.

    Trojan horses.

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    April 30, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Gravatar

    Let’s try to tone down a bit the criticism of Jeff. He doesn’t take it too well.

  4. Nikolas Koswinkle said,

    May 1, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Gravatar

    This is not a problem of Jeff Waugh, this is a problem of you giving ramant trolls like blabla space to vent their hatred.

    “Community manager” is a title Zonker chose for himself instead of the traditional title of ‘Linux evangelist’ because he found it to pompous. He liaisons between the openSUSE community and Novell.

    I really wonder whether this website is nothing but a stage for trolls.

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from a possible incarnation of known (eet), pseudonymous, forever-nymshifting, abusive Internet troll that posts from open proxies and relays around the world.

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 1, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Gravatar

    It seems that way, recently in particular. I mean, look… you never ever appeared on the Internet (“Nikolas Koswinkle” or just “Koswinkle” bring up nothing in Google) and suddenly you post here like a motor, replying within minutes from the same ISP as “eet”. All your messages are against the message of this Web site, which makes *you*, not “blabla”, the troll.

  6. Nikolas Koswinkle said,

    May 1, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Gravatar

    I am not putting up with this; we have had a discussion about this some time ago, and it seems you will continue to insinuate that I am not the person that I say I am, unless I send you a copy of my passport.

    Would this happen if I agreed with you? No, of course net!

    But you don’t like to listen to what I have to say, so it seems very blatantly obvious that you are trying to discredit me in some way!

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from a possible incarnation of known (eet), pseudonymous, forever-nymshifting, abusive Internet troll that posts from open proxies and relays around the world.

  7. Nikolas Koswinkle said,

    May 1, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Gravatar

    And it is not my mistake that I tend to get more and more worked up, the more I read of your blog – and especially the discussion! What person could stay calm with all this injustice and bad conduct I read here; it would have to be someone with an angel’s patience. I’m starting to get a heartburn, and that’s your fault…

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from a possible incarnation of known (eet), pseudonymous, forever-nymshifting, abusive Internet troll that posts from open proxies and relays around the world.

  8. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 1, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Gravatar

    Talk about hypocrisy. You’ve posted almost a hundred comments here in just a couple of days (all critical of this Web site and the editors… even readers) and you continue to prove that we ought to just ignore your plea for attention.

  9. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 1, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Gravatar

    Then you can take a break. mister. Nobody forces you to read a site you disagree with, let alone vent anger out using endless comments. I don’t read Microsoft blogs for the same reason and today I dropped the Open Sources blog from my reading list because of blatantly pro-Microsoft ads.

  10. mr x said,

    June 16, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Gravatar

    Geez people, chill out!

What Else is New


  1. Links 31/10/2014: Rubin Leaves Google, Neelie Kroes Ends EU Career

    Links for the day



  2. The EPO Is More Corrupt Under Battistelli Than Under Alison Brimelow: Part VIII

    After Brimelow, with all her flaws and her scandals, an even worse President is installed who then abolishes oversight and seemingly brings his old friends to the EPO, creating a sort of subculture that is impenetrable to outsiders



  3. Claiming That Microsoft 'Loves' Linux While Windows Update Bricks Devices With Linux

    The sheer absurdity of claims that Microsoft -- which not only attacks those who distribute Linux and GNU but also blackmails them, takes them to court, or bricks their products without any liability -- 'loves' Linux



  4. Protectionist Reign: Corporations in Complete Control of Everything With Domination Over Patent Law

    How multinational corporations, joined by the corporate press that they are funding, promote a corporations- but not people-friendly patent policy in north America



  5. Links 30/10/2014: GNOME 3.15.1, Red Hat Software Collections 1.2

    Links for the day



  6. Links 29/10/2014: Ubuntu Touch Tablet, Puppy Linux 6.0

    Links for the day



  7. Links 28/10/2014: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, Canonical OpenStack Distro

    Links for the day



  8. Links 28/10/2014: PiFxOS, The Document Foundation in OSBA

    Links for the day



  9. Microsoft is Bricking Devices With Linux (Yet Again!), So a Microsoft Booster Spins/Paints Linux Devices as 'Fakes'

    Microsoft delivers rogue drivers through Windows Update and they brick Arduino microcontrollers



  10. How Bill Gates Continues to Pass Wealth From the Public to His Own Bank Account

    Having put a universal tax on many things (not just computers) and evaded tax using the classic 'charity' trick, Gates is now buying the media, the schools, politicians etc. and earns as much as 10 billion dollars per year while the public is taught that Gates is a giver, not a hoarder of the worst kind



  11. Links 27/10/2014: Lenovo Unbundling, Linux 3.18 RC2

    Links for the day



  12. IRC Proceedings: September 14th, 2014 – October 25th, 2014

    Many IRC logs



  13. Links 25/10/2014: KDE Mockups, Update on GNOME Outreach Program for Women

    Links for the day



  14. After Infecting Unity -- Successfully -- Microsoft's Partner Xamarin Wants to Infect Unreal Engine With .NET

    Xamarin continues to spread dependence on Microsoft to more gaming frameworks, not just platforms such as GNU/Linux, Android, and even permanent-state devices



  15. Taking Microsoft Windows Off the Grid for Damage to Businesses, the Internet, and Banking Systems

    Microsoft's insecure-by-design software is causing massive damages ([cref 27802 possibly trillions] of [cref 13992 dollars in damages to date]) and yet the corporate press does not ask the right questions, let alone suggest a ban on Microsoft software



  16. City of Berlin Does Not Abandon Free Software, It's Only Tax Authorities

    A Softpedia report that says the City of Berlin is moving to Microsoft Office is flawed and may be based on a poor translation



  17. Nadella a Liar in Chief at Microsoft, Pretending That His Anti-Competitive Practices Are Unfortunately Imposed on Microsoft

    The nastiness of Microsoft knows no bounds as even its assault on GNU/Linux and dirty tricks against Free software adoption are characterised as the fault of 'pirates'



  18. Reuters Writes About the Demise of Software Patents, But Focuses on 'Trolls' and Quotes Lawyers

    How the corporate media chooses to cover the invalidity of many software patents and the effect of that



  19. Links 24/10/2014: Microsoft Tax Axed in Italy, Google's Linux (ChromeOS/Android) Leader Promoted

    Links for the day



  20. Links 24/10/2014: GNU/Linux History, Fedora Delay

    Links for the day



  21. Links 23/10/2014: New *buntu, Benchmarks

    Links for the day



  22. Links 22/10/2014: Chromebooks Surge, NSA Android Endorsement

    Links for the day



  23. Links 21/10/2014: Debian Fork Debate, New GNU IceCat

    Links for the day



  24. Criminal Microsoft is Censoring the Web and Breaks Laws to Do So; the Web Should Censor (Remove) Microsoft

    Microsoft is still breaking the Internet using completely bogus takedown requests (an abuse of DMCA) and why Microsoft Windows, which contains weaponised back doors (shared with the NSA), should be banned from the Internet, not just from the Web



  25. Microsoft 'Loving' GNU/Linux and Other Corporate Media Fiction

    Microsoft has bullied or cleverly bribed enough technology-centric media sites to have them characterise Microsoft as a friend of Free/Open Source software (FOSS) that also "loves Linux"



  26. India May be Taking Bill Gates to Court for Misusing His So-called 'Charity' to Conduct Clinical Trials Without Consent on Behalf of Companies He Invests in

    Bill Gates may finally be pulled into the courtroom again, having been identified for large-scale abuses that he commits in the name of profit (not "charity")



  27. The Problems With Legal Workarounds, Patent Scope, and Expansion of Patent Trolls to the East

    Patent trolls are in the news again and it's rather important, albeit for various different reasons, more relevant than the ones covered here in the past



  28. Links 20/10/2014: Cloudera and Red Hat, Debian 7.7, and Vivid Vervet

    Links for the day



  29. Links 20/10/2014: 10 Years Since First Ubuntu Release

    Links for the day



  30. How Patent Lawyers Analyze Alice v. CLS Bank

    Breaking down a patent lawyer's analysis of a Supreme Court's decision that seemingly invalidated hundreds of thousands of software patents


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts