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Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation Expresses Views on Free Software

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Summary: Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation calls software freedom not capitalist

MICROSOFT is up to old tunes and propaganda, courtesy of the new hire which has a history at Microsoft. Stephen Walli again makes it known that software freedom to him is not capitalist. The Source has already responded to this propaganda:



Now, I’m not opposed to companies trying to get their spin out there, but that doesn’t mean I pretend that it’s anything other than what it is: PR spin with only the most tenuous connection to “truth”.

For example, when Novell spreads around that good old-fashioned “IP peace of mind” FUD in ad campaign after ad campaign, I understand it’s “just business” for Novell (and Microsoft). Being understandable doesn’t make something acceptable, though. I understand why SirsiDynix feels the need to lie about Open Source, doesn’t mean I accept it.


Another post comments on a Venn (ish) diagram and says:

But I thought Free Software == Communism?


Yes, to Microsoft it is. Microsoft is hypocritical and dishonest. While the OSI tries to bridge the gap between Open Source and software Freedom, Microsoft/CodePlex does the exact opposite in order to marginalise freedom.

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