Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th May 2007 21:40 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
Microsoft "The Free Software movement is dead. Linux doesn't exist in 2007. Even Linus has got a job today." Controversial statements from the head of Microsoft's Linux Labs, Bill Hilf. Speaking on the last leg of a tour of Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, Bill Hilf, more formally known as Microsoft's platform strategy director, was in the region to 'be descriptive and intelligent in giving people an understanding of open source and debunk a lot of the mythology around open source'.
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We have written 6800 BASIC, and are writing 8080 APL and 6800 APL, but there is very little incentive to make this software available to hobbyists. Most directly, the thing you do is theft.

Oh yeah, Microsoft "wrote" BASIC, like they "wrote" MS-DOS, *sigh*

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If someone says Linux is about Love, Peace and Harmony, I would tell them to do their research.

So should Hilf, seems he forgot that all those "evil" commercial companies provide a free (as in gratis) version of their distribution.

Whatever, he probably just forgot to take his medicine :-)

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