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Sep 11, 2009
12:11 AM EDT
As soon as I commented on M$'s subterfuge in another thread, out comes this news of this new CodePlex Foundation. Just Wow!

Code-sharing and interoperability for the mutual benefit of all you're thinking?? No way!!! Just another way for backdoor EEE. The chutzpah of it all! The higher-ups throwing all that money at Ramji for this just goes to show just how REALLY desperate M$ is for more developer talent and innovation in its floundering product-line. Sheesh!

Sep 11, 2009
10:59 AM EDT
Quoting:Code-sharing and interoperability for the mutual benefit of all you're thinking??
Point emphasized.

And one could further ask; Are Microsoft's current code-Development overtures such as this entirely alruistic and REALLY for everyone's benefit, notwithstanding the continued calls for mutual trust and cooperation here ??? Microsoft's developers could have the most to gain and the least to lose with promoting CodePlex at this particular window of opportunity before Windows 7 is released.

Indeed, these Interoperability overtures in the Microsoft Developmental Strategy against F/OSS remain strangely reminiscent of the fictional Borg Collective's in Star Trek: The Next Generation as each Borg Cube starship approaches its next victim (see the 'Resistance is futile' Wikipedia at for this comparison)

When approaching F/OSS project devs, ---------------

We are the Microsoft Development Team.

You will be Assimilated.

Free and Open resistance is futile.


And as already described in the second comment from current LXer thread for L.S.D., Microsoft's ultimate plans for this assimilationist Development Strategy may yet prove to be another means of attempting to somehow "defeat" Linux.

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