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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

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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”.

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10 Comments

  1. blabla said,

    April 30, 2008 at 10:24 pm

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Geez people, chill out!

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