Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2007 16:04 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Linspire Linspire has announced an agreement to license voice-enabled instant messaging, Windows Media 10 codecs, and TrueType font technologies from Microsoft for its Linux distribution. Additionally, Microsoft will offer protection to Linspire customers against possible violations of Microsoft patents by Linux.
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I'm often accused of being one of those pragmatic types who doesn't really care about freedom.

Well... caring about freedom *is* pragmatic and pragmatism can be used as a tool by those who do care about freedom. (The two concepts are orthogonal, after all.)

And my pragmatic view of this deal, as things stand today and not back around 2000, is:


Pardon my outburst. But it seems the pragmatic view to me right now.

* Edit: It would seem that the OSNews profanity filter decided to get creative with my "outburst", so I changed the spelling. ;-)

Edited 2007-06-15 02:49

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