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04.11.14

Miguel ‘Advocates’ GNU/Linux by Bashing it Again

Posted in FUD, Microsoft, Mono at 6:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Miguel de Icaza tweet

Summary: Days after signing yet another alliance/partnership with Microsoft Miguel de Icaza shows the world just how much he ‘loves’ Free software

THERE IS already some (foreseen) Microsoft propaganda over an OpenSSL flaw. And as someone in the above thread points out: “Funny since openssl was patched in Linux in less than an hour and it affects Microsoft too, which doesn’t have a patch yet… Where is everyone screaming at Microsoft? Propaganda, propaganda everywhere!”

As we’ll show later today, a lot of anti-FOSS propaganda of this kind has come out and it typically comes from people who are professionally tied to Microsoft, such as Miguel de Icaza. Heck, even the firm that reported the bug is intrinsically tied to Microsoft.

Miguel de Icaza is promoting Microsoft again this week. He does not even hide it. He writes: “We are very excited about the release of [Microsoft] Roslyn, it is an amazing piece of technology and one of the most sophisticated compiler designs available. A great place to learn great C# idioms and best practices [5], and a great foundation for great tooling for C# and VB.”

Next time you hear of Miguel de Icaza remember that he is working with Microsoft, based on some of the latest news. Xamarin should be treated as nothing more than a department of Microsoft.

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  1. Michael said,

    April 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm

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    It is a good question. I see Linux “advocates” going on and on and on about every little security flaw found in Windows, OS X, iOS – basically anything that is not based on Linux. This is a huge bug. Bigger than anything to hit in years.

    And all I see from the Linux “advocates” are excuses and efforts to minimize it.

    It is, of course, not the end of the world – but it affects many financial and health and social and personal transactions. These things matter.

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