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    M$ at LinuxWorld Expo

    Microsoft are not only going to the linuxworld expo but are having a booth there??
    take a look at http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2118551,00.html Just their normal spying taken too far??

    You decide

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    Spies usually don't reveal their plans.

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    Seeing as Linux is open-source, you don't really have to be James Bond to learn its secrets

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    Originally posted here by jethro
    Seeing as Linux is open-source, you don't really have to be James Bond to learn its secrets

    LOL, I agree

    but seeing microsoft having so much interest for the opensource model is kinda scarry..

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    However, Miller said that Microsoft would not loosen control over the underlying source code of its software, which he said introduces "perpetual unpredictability". The open-source licences that govern Linux and other Free Software require that developers are free to modify and redistribute the source code, as long as the modified versions are themselves open-source.
    Especialy since their interest doesn't seem to be legitimate ! !
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    They shouldn't be allowed to rent a booth there, were I the co-ordinator of the expo, I wouldn't let them rent a booth. They don't belong there and they certainly don't deserve it. Its a shame space is going to be wasted by a company who isn't going to contribute anything positive to the expo.

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    They shouldn't be allowed to rent a booth there, were I the co-ordinator of the expo, I wouldn't let them rent a booth.

    A good idea, but sadly, money talks....

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    Originally posted here by melikesredhat
    They shouldn't be allowed to rent a booth there, were I the co-ordinator of the expo, I wouldn't let them rent a booth. They don't belong there and they certainly don't deserve it. Its a shame space is going to be wasted by a company who isn't going to contribute anything positive to the expo.
    I for one wouldn't want to mess with a company with practically unlimited resources. But seeing as it's a Linux expo, they just shouldn't be allowed, simply because they don't have, or even cater for, any Linux distros...

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    Spies usually don't reveal their plans.
    He never said they were good spies

    I'm not sure what the hell Microslut hopes to accomplish. Maybe they'll put up a big banner that says "open source is evil".

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/26039.html

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    <sarcasm>microsoft really does have a legitament reason to be there, they are comming out with a flavor of linux http://www.mslinux.org/ </sarcasm> and some stupid linux redneck is probly going to make the hole linux comunity look bad because of his/her antiwindows prejudice, I can see it comming and there's nothing that can really be done to stop it. <sigh>
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    That's a hilarious website. I've never seen that before. Did you read all of that? Too funny.

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