Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Oct 2007 08:00 UTC, submitted by Reodjoik
Red Hat While Red Hat welcomed Microsoft's recent decision to comply with the European Court of First Instance's antitrust ruling, Michael Cunningham, general counsel for Red Hat, stated that the company was still concerned about Microsoft's patent model. "We are reviewing the European Commission's announcement in the Microsoft abuse case and congratulate the Commission on the improvements announced," Cunningham said in a statement. "Our enthusiasm is somewhat tempered, however, by concerns that the patent arrangements may have not been made compatible with open-source licensing, especially given the pro-competitive effects to consumers of the open-source model."
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Be very afraid!
by penguin7009 on Thu 25th Oct 2007 14:37 UTC
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2005-07-10

During World War 11 every country or entity that signed a treaty with Hitler, signed a death warrant. Same thing here, be afraid, be very afraid.

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RE: Be very afraid!
by sbergman27 on Thu 25th Oct 2007 15:16 in reply to "Be very afraid!"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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During World War 11 every country or entity that signed a treaty with Hitler, signed a death warrant. Same thing here, be afraid, be very afraid.

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Whether these things are actually comparable or not, I don't think that we want to go there. Making such a comparison is bad PR for *us*, and IMO, in poor taste.

There are plenty of ways to criticize MS which do not involve making comparisons which some may (very reasonably) find offensive.

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RE: Be very afraid!
by Soulbender on Fri 26th Oct 2007 05:21 in reply to "Be very afraid!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

During World War 11


I'm pretty sure we've only had 2 official world wars yet.

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RE[2]: Be very afraid!
by Erunno on Fri 26th Oct 2007 11:16 in reply to "RE: Be very afraid!"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

It's even wrong in the binary number system ;-)

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