Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Apr 2011 19:57 UTC, submitted by PLan
Legal Should I be sad or relieved? Groklaw, the website that played a central role in the SCO vs. sanity case, has just announced it will close up shop on May 16 of this year. Groklaw's place in history has been secured, surely, but in recent years, the site became more and more like a relic from the past, clearly stuck in the everyone vs. Microsoft mindset of the late '90s and early 2000s. Even in today's announcement post, Groklaw shows that its time has indeed come.
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RE: Microsoft...
by nt_jerkface on Mon 11th Apr 2011 16:38 UTC in reply to "Microsoft..."
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Thom is so naive today...


I sincerely hope that companies will move to the cloud using HTML5-based apps for their business in the future. Maybe in 5-10 years.

You're the one that is naive. Million line C++ codebases are not going to be converted over to Javascript. Very few seem to understand how much work it takes to build software like Autocad or Vegas.

In that timespan MS has to move fast to keep their lock-in strategy in place.

Microsoft would have more competition on the desktop if the FOSS world didn't have a lock-out proprietary companies strategy. The hostile attitude towards proprietary companies has held back Linux at no cost to Microsoft.

The FOSS movement is like PETA trying to take on the meat industry by shaming people for eating meat. Instead of steak, just eat hummus. Our alternative isn't good enough for you? Well then go eat your juicy steak then ya bastard! Go eat it with a nice cold beer! That will teach you!

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