[linux-elitists] OH NOOES! Another GPL release from Microsoft!

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Wed Jul 22 11:49:49 PDT 2009


begin Greg Folkert quotation of Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 01:50:35PM -0400:

> Microsoft has yet again released a GPL'd piece,
> this time for Moodle.

...competitor to notorious "e-learning" patent troll
Blackboard.

If you're in the software business, the last place
you want a customer's dollar to end up is in the
hands of a proprietary software company you don't
control (even if they're your ISV or "partner.")
They'll use some of it to pay patent lawyers to
put nails in your parking space.  Better that the
customers keep the dollar, or spend it on sysadmins,
or Velcro cable management straps.

-- 
Don Marti                                 +1 510-332-1587 mobile
http://zgp.org/~dmarti/
dmarti at zgp.org
See you at OpenSource World: August 11-13, 2009 in San Francisco
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 197 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
URL: <http://zgp.org/pipermail/linux-elitists/attachments/20090722/3677abc4/attachment.pgp>


More information about the linux-elitists mailing list