Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:16 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source It's time for the Windows and Linux communities to drop the religious war and get together in a hurry to put the strengths of each operating system to best use, according to a nationally recognized authority on Windows Server. At the same time, Microsoft has been reaching out to the open-source community to try to find ways to overcome the incompatibilities between software distributed under the GNU General Public License and its own commercial software.
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by tpaws on Wed 14th Jun 2006 13:41 UTC
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1) 'Windows' is not a "Community". In this sense it is more like a "Facist State".
2) It is not a "Religious War", rather a "Rebellion".
3) MS does not "Play Nice", even with their own customers.
4) MS creates incompatibilities, frequently by design, not infrequently by mistake, and often by tweaking accepted standards.

Microsofts business model is not flexible or adaptable. Liscensing and IP issues are not the core problems, except for the monolithic structure which is Microsoft.

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