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[ale] Microsoft promises not to sue....



On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:48 PM, Jeff Lightner <jlightner at water.com> wrote:
> This from the company that ALREADY claims Linux violates its patents?
>
>  Perhaps they couldn't find enough of their code so are offering up bait
>  to incorporate more so they can do so later?   If they don't release it
>  under GPL it will be very important to read the fine print of whatever
>  they do release it under.

I also think that MS's Yahoo! acquisition attempt, in which they say
it's "for the people", is quite interesting.  Why does MS need the
people so badly?   That, IMHO, is a sign that MS is having trouble
recruiting quality talent on the open market.   Back in the early 90s
I lost track of the number of friends who went off to work in
Redmond.... these days I can't recall running into anyone who was even
considering working for MS.  That, to me, indicates a big problem for
them.

-Jim P.