[conspire] first post in a while

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 16:20:30 PDT 2007

On 6/25/07, Daniel Gimpelevich <daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us>
> Rick Moen <rick <at> linuxmafia.com> writes:
> >
> > Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt <at> gmail.com):
> >
> > > I thought that it was a little bit odd that a Microsoft employee
> showed up
> > > last night.  It does seem as if Microsoft is trying to get closer to
> > > groups these days.
> >
> > It's rather more likely that it was just an individual guy curious about
> > what's available around the Bay Area -- and he may also be a Linux user
> > himself.
> He also showed up at the previous CABAL meet (in Rick's absence), at which
> time
> he was not a Microsoft employee.

The other interesting thing is that he said that he was "part of the
Microsoft Linux team."  Obviously, Microsoft needs to have people who
understand Linux so that they can address the massive wave that FOSS
represents.  But I personally find it a little bit spooky to see Microsoft
employees at a Linux event.  Embrace, extend,....

> community has room for everybody, regardless of affiliation or
> non-affiliation
> with M$.

Of course, I agree.  We are an open community.  And yet it does feel a bit
like gazelles inviting lions to dinner.  Or, maybe more aptly, penguins
inviting leopard seals....
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