Summary: FOSS-flavoured marketing of Microsoft lock-in, courtesy of the likes of Miguel de Icaza
“Mr. de Icaza is being used by Microsoft in exchange for money.”As everyone must realise by now, de Icaza helps enemies of FOSS. He is a faker like Florian Müller, but journalists are sometimes ignorant enough to be bamboozled by shallow pretence.
A reader of ours found this quote from last month. It says: “Ten years ago in an editorial in LinuxFormat I called Miguel de Icaza a “sell-out” and have yet to be proved wrong. His Quisling-esque career would be resigned to the /dev/null of Linux history except for all the damage he has done. Now he serves as a cautionary tale.”
Mr. de Icaza is being used by Microsoft in exchange for money. He is constantly being groomed by the ‘Microsoft press’ and many of the company’s boosters, staff, and veterans. They know why they do this. He has been very effective at nuking FOSS from the inside. In many people’s terms, he is a sellout. He doesn’t seem to care as long as he profits from all those activities. We are going to set up a wiki page to help counter this and show people who this guy really is. █