[linux-elitists] Sun + MSFT

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 5 18:32:35 PDT 2004

Quoting Don Marti (dmarti@ssc.com):

> Jonathan Schwartz may not be a "visionary"
> but he's at least not an idiot.  

With reasonable luck, he's also smart enough not to aspire to visionary
status:  http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.11/visionaries_pr.html

Karsten wrote:

> We've seen such settlements in the past.  In each case, the settling
> party had a public, and ultimately highly damaging, "alliance" event
> with Microsoft.  That would be Apple, Corel, and Caldera / The SCO
> Group, among others.

But Sun have been playing the "alliance" game a lot longer than the
Redmond boys, and I doubt they'll let their own game be used against
them.  I predict they'll not sink any substantial resources into being
nice to Microsoft Corp. without immediate and substantively greater
returns, and that the entire thing will remain overwhelmingly PR noise.

Cheers,        "A raccoon tangled with a 23,000 volt line, today.  The results
Rick Moen       blacked out 1400 homes and, of course, one raccoon."
rick@linuxmafia.com                                  -- Steel City News

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