Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Sep 2010 20:57 UTC
Microsoft Who said a public outcry - even if it's just on the internet - never helped anyone? Yesterday, we reported on The New York Times' findings that Microsoft lawyers were taking part in raids on opposition groups in Russia. Today, Microsoft has announced a number of steps to fix the situation - the most significant of which is a unilateral software license extended to all NGOs in Russia and several other countries.
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I didn't ask "what about Linux", I didn't suggest they use Linux, I didn't even comment on the viability of Linux as an alternative.

means they won't all run off to the penguin flock to avoid suspicion of piracy


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Moredhas Member since:

I'd type slower, but of course that wouldn't help anything, so read very very carefully, and perhaps, instead of your selfrighteous presuppositions, my meaning may just penetrate the cloud of idiocy you insist on bringing to this discussion, and establish itself in that vaccuum of knowledge you call a brain.

Rightly or wrongly, validity and viability of Linux, or any other Windows alternative aside, Microsoft weren't being altruistic. They provided the unilateral license out of fear of losing the Russian private sector - no matter how ill-founded you consider that fear to be, this appears to be the case.

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