4011Re: [foss.in] Re: How was FOSS.in??
- Dec 1, 2006On 01/12/06 12:29 +0530, Sriram Krishnan wrote:
> Sudev Barar wrote:<snip>
> > Second: M$ has money, paid by people who ought to know better, to hire PRI think I would prefer to see it onlist, as personal, non-offical
> > and spend on media gifts.
> All rightie then. As a Microsoft employee, I know I'm in a minority
> (understatement of the year!) on this list and anything I say could
> easily spark off a flamewar.
> However, I will say this - I love the talk on technology and I love the
> spirit on this list and at the event. Heck! I was there in person in
> Bangalore to see it all. What I do *not* love, is misinformed
> speculation on Microsoft.
remarks from you. If you still insist on taking it offlist, I will
consider it a formal response from Microsoft and reserve the right to
take it public.
I still don't see the misinformed speculation out there. The claim you
responded to was that Microsoft has a PR budget, and uses it. What part
of this is misinformed speculation?
In the category of people who ought to know better, I would include the
people who want to run only FOSS, but insist on buying hardware which
comes with Windows only. I would include the people who use MS Office
file formats instead of open, standardised ones.
> I'm very tempted to jump in but I don't believe that would beThis isn't about Windows Vista. This is about Microsoft's marketing and
> appropriate or 'good form' for this group. I'll be more than happy to
> have this discussion on Windows Vista (after all, I've been using it
> daily for over 6 months now) - but this discussion would have to be
legal machine. I suspect that a discussion on getting Microsoft to
accept and follow open standards without extending, embracing and
patenting them would be a worthwhile thread.
If you would rather discuss this on the non-tech list (or the list
admin(s) think so), please let me know so that I can join that list.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>