Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 21:46 UTC
Google "Wired has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter sent by Google to Microsoft today, demanding Microsoft immediately remove the YouTube app from its Windows Phone Store and disable existing copies on consumers' devices by May 22. The YouTube app for Windows Phone - developed by Microsoft not Google - strips out ads and allows downloading, both violations of YouTube's terms of service." Incredibly petty. Just come up with a solution, you bunch of kids.
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Two Devils
by hackus on Wed 15th May 2013 23:03 UTC
hackus
Member since:
2006-06-28

Google or Microsoft

Consider Google is playing much MUCH more nicely than Microsoft in the Open Source domain, I would take Google over Microsoft ANY DAY.

Microsoft makes my life sheer hell when customers bring up Exchange or MS Office crap.

Google has made great contributions to ASOP, and the LINUX kernel and if they continue to behave themselves, I say let them own the market and let Microsoft...

DIE.

-Hack

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RE: Two Devils
by Nelson on Wed 15th May 2013 23:19 in reply to "Two Devils"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Microsoft has contributed to WebKit, will contribute to Blink, has contributed to the Linux kernel, and has released large portions of the .NET Framework under free and open source licenses.

These are big name ones like ASP.NET MVC (which Mono fully integrated), the Rx Framework, and if the rumors pan out and they open source Roslyn, they'll have an open source compiler as a service architecture which will power C# and VB.NET moving forward.

Obviously Google contributes more to open source because it happens to coincide with their business model more, but Microsoft is changing.

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RE[2]: Two Devils
by Valhalla on Fri 17th May 2013 12:43 in reply to "RE: Two Devils"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

has contributed to the Linux kernel,

Microsoft's 'contribution' to Linux came after they were informed that they had breached GPL by distributing code containing a GPL'd driver to end users of their cloud offering without offering source code.

There's nothing indicating that they had any intention of open sourcing their code had they not been legally compelled to through GPL.

but Microsoft is changing.

What? The world around Microsoft is indeed changing, but so far all they are doing is paying some lip-service by open sourcing code that has no proprietary value to them.

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