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Microsoft Employees 'Inside' Debian

"I saw that internally inside Microsoft many times when I was told to stay away from supporting Mono in public. They reserve the right to sue"

--Robert Scoble, former Microsoft evangelist



Summary: Microsoft 'Trojan horses' inside the GNU/Linux community are still being syndicated, e.g. circulated among actual GNU/Linux developers

YOU need not be a 'hardliner' to believe Microsoft hates GNU/Linux. You needn't even speculate; just examine the evidence. Look no further than this year's patent lawsuits. The only thing Microsoft "loves" about "Linux" is the "Linux patent tax". Don't ask OIN about it; OIN is in that very same club now and it's run by trolls. Over a decade ago we kept warning about .NET patent traps and those traps are still there. They are. They're submarine patents.



"Over a decade ago we kept warning about .NET patent traps and those traps are still there. They are."What the heck do Microsoft employees and Mono pushers do inside Planet Debian? Yesterday we saw this Microsoft visa story from Jo Shields, who said he needed to seek counseling (professional help) after we had criticised his actions (without even foreseeing him working directly for Microsoft). He's one of several full-time Mono pushers and .NET boosters, who came to Microsoft through Xamarin (his boss now runs GitHub, proprietary software which is censoring FOSS for Microsoft and for Donald Trump).

Why is this a big deal? Well, Richard Stallman used to complain about Planet GNOME occasionally syndicating Microsoft operatives pushing Microsoft's proprietary software. Back then, about a decade ago, GNOME leaders tried to use that (along with some out-of-context remarks) to overthrow Stallman or separate GNOME from GNU. We covered that nearly a dozen times back then.

"So Debian censors (permanently deletes) actual GNU/Linux developers and adds/amplifies Microsoft staff that attacks Linux?"But here's where it gets worse. Debian (or Planet Debian) recently censored Mr. Pocock and now there are Microsoft employees in Planet Debian. So Debian censors (permanently deletes) actual GNU/Linux developers and adds/amplifies Microsoft staff that attacks Linux? Is this the 'cancel culture' we need? Rewarding Microsoft and punishing people such as Mr. Pocock as if the boundaries are pointing out conflicts of interest, whereas working for a company that's suing and undermining GNU/Linux -- including Debian -- is somehow OK?

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