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Reader's Take on Microsoft, Novell, and Miguel de Icaza

Star wars Vader



A previous post discussed Miguel de Icaza on Microsoft licences. A reader expands on that: "Notice how the first commenter is a MSFT employee trying to do the damage control. Immediately afterwards Miguel almost apologizes for his warning about the licensing terms being incompatible with anything except Windows. This whole situation reminds me about some very famous movie (see photo):"

VADER

Good. See to it that he finds his way here. Calrissian, take the princess and the Wookiee to my ship.

LANDO

You said they'd be left in the city under my supervision.

VADER

I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.



"Will Miguel wake up and be brave as to take the same decision as Lando in the movie and rebel against the "Empire" or will he stay as one more of its puppets/minions...?

"In reality I don't expect from Miguel that he will do the right thing and act as Lando (pity he will waste that opportunity to become a hero). When I keep reading his comments to his blog post, I had the bad feeling that he speaks more as a Microsoft lawyer than as an Open Source (let alone Free Software) programmer. On its part, Novell is very much making the Boba-Fett man-hunter work: The prize: 340 million dollars (and 100 more now)."

This must be the effect of 'buddies' from Microsoft. Mary Jo Foley once told me that they exist and that they get 'assigned' to people in order to influence them (or try to moderate them, so to speak).

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