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|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Microsoft speeds up "Open Source" campaign
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Subject: Re: [hangout] Microsoft speeds up "Open Source" campaign
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From: "Adam Kosmin"
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Thanks for taking notice. What are the chances of seeing Redhat
make a request to theingirer.net that the article either 1)
undergoes a rewrite, or 2) is pulled off the virtual shelf?
Has anyone taken action? I'd be very interested in hearing of
any progress that has been made (or lack thereof)
" On Tue, 2003-04-22 at 11:52, Adam Kosmin wrote:
" > Fellow Ambassadors,
" > This editor needs to be held accountable for helping in Microsoft's pla=
n to confuse the line that separates Shared Source and FOSS. Rather than ov=
erload this list with the emails that have been exchanged between myself, T=
he New York Linux Scene (NYLXS), and certain representatives of this public=
ation, I'll just say that a fair amount of tension has arisen and I've been=
given the impression that no correction will be made. Therefore, I'm call=
ing out to the members of this group to stand up and hold this publication =
accountable by writing to Mike Magee at mike.magee-at-theinquirer.net
" > Here is the link, followed by my observations:
" > =20
" > Microsoft speeds up "Open Source" campaign
" > Windows open in new office. Blind panic?
" > http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=3D8992
" > 1. The use of "Open Source" is inappropriate since Microsoft's Shared S=
ource Initiative is an all together different animal. As such, the use
" > of "Open Source" (with or without quotes) provides a great opportunity =
to confuse newcomers. A casual glance at a headline like this inflicts dama=
ge on the FOSS community when the newcomer interprets the statement to mean=
"Microsoft is doing Open Source too.... YAY!".
" This, to me, is the biggest danger. Open Source is a legal term that
" cannot be arbitrarily applied. Either you adhere to the Open Source
" definition, or you do not. I would be willing to bet Larry Rosen at OSI
" would be interested in this.
" As Ken can confirm, one of the things the M$ thugs asked for first was
" the removal of any F/OSS definition. Crafty.=20
" It's obvious that appearing open is all they care about, rather than
" being open.
" Red-CAP-list mailing list
"Silly hacker, root is for administrators"
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