[sf-lug] Windows and Linux OS to work together
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Nov 3 17:55:29 PST 2006
> My take: Novell has just agreed to pay protection money through 2012
> to evade being sued for patent violation, leaving the rest of the
> Linux community to face Microsoft's latest anticompetitive weapon of
> choice without their assistance. The rest of it's PR fluff.
A friend just pointed out John Paczkowski's comment at "Good Morning
Silicon Valley", which as usual is dead-on and utterly priceless:
Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders!
The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but
only slightly less well-known is this: nobody ever benefits from
a Microsoft partnership except Microsoft!
Another friend's reply, when someone else on a mailing list asked what
it meant: "The Molotov - von Ribbentrop Pact of the 21st Century.
Anyhow, "industry alliances" are usually 98%+ PR fluff.
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