Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Mar 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Novell and Ximian Open-source pioneer and Novell Vice President Miguel de Icaza Thursday for the first time publicly slammed his company's cross-patent licensing agreement with Microsoft as he defended himself against lack of patent protection for third parties that distribute his company's Moonlight project, which ports Microsoft's Silverlight technology to Linux.
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by SReilly on Sat 8th Mar 2008 18:14 UTC
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That statement must have been painful to make, it having been obvious for a long time that De Icaza really likes MS tech.

As far as I can see, the anti MS sentiments displayed by De Icaza are actually quite obvious statements to make, I just don't understand why it has taken him so long to actually see it.

It must be true what they say, you lie down with dogs, your gonna get fleas.

As for his statement about the Desktop becoming irrelevant, at least as far as making money goes, I think he has his head up his rear end. Sure, the mobile sector, and to an extent Google with it's content delivery and advertisement business models, are taking the IT industry by storm, but to think that it's going to sweep away the current business models is absurd and displays his usual lack of thought on this, and many other issues.

It's been a long time since I had any respect for Miguel De Icaza, and these statements haven't changes my mind about him one bit.

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