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”Miguel de Icaza may be gone, but the walls and bars of proprietary software he helped create remain, for now. Dismantling them is up to us.“

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Summary: Microsoft lover Miguel de Icaza has left the Microsoft family because according to him the other (lesser) family is suddenly a priority, even in his 40s (he turns 50 this year)? It seems possible that he too -- just like his friend, Nat Friedman -- got pushed out

THE end of an era? Maybe. A Microsoft booster from ZDNet has helped the arse-covering; we have good reasons to suspect that Miguel either got the boot or got too depressed given recent developments. The video above explains what happened and below we have a long list of articles for some background on Miguel's harm:



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Miguel isn't a happy puppy. See the screenshot below. And to quote George Orwell, for anyone who doesn't even know what doxing means (this is not anything remotely like it): “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”

Miguel de Icaza is upset

_____ * "In summer of 1997, he was interviewed by Microsoft for a job in the Internet Explorer UNIX team (to work on a SPARC port), but lacked a university degree to obtain a Visa," according to this page.

De Icaza rich



Miguel de Icaza poses as Gates



"Gates may be gone, but the walls and bars of proprietary software he helped create remain, for now. Dismantling them is up to us."

--Richard Stallman



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