Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2007 19:02 UTC, submitted by flanque
Microsoft "Red Flag Linux has turned out to be little more than a key bargaining chip in a high stakes game of commerce between the Chinese government and the world's largest software maker. Thanks to some major concessions on source code and a precipitous price drop, the Chinese government has now thoroughly embraced Windows and Office. And thanks to a major about-face in the way that it deals with piracy, Microsoft has also won over the Chinese people."
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RE: Red Flag Linux
by dsmogor on Mon 30th Jul 2007 11:42 UTC in reply to "Red Flag Linux"
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I think you can start seeing the pattern.
If you see bold announcements about linux rollups, but not preceded nor followed by some substantial contributions and customizations of relevant OSS projects, nor serious building community relations it's evident what is it all about.
I thing soon MS would learn to read these signs themselves and the whole "big linux switch" circus will will vanish.

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