On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 07:03:17PM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> > > I know this is not strictly a 'Linux' issue but any help would be appreciated
> > Microsoft has very much made this a Linux issue - it has attempted to imply
> > that any company using GPL software must make everything it owns public and
> > it must be true - that nice man from Microsoft wouldn't lie, would he ?
>> but that's just stupid. microsoft s/w covers a subset of applications
You know it's stupid - I know it's stupid. Nonetheless, Microsoft has tried
to spread FUD about the viral nature of the GPL to make CEO/CIO level people
(often not the most technically clueful, even the CIOs) fear that if they so
much as use a Linux box, as, say, a print server, they'll have to make their
company's entire IP public. (I don't think Microsoft said precisely what I
jsut said, but that was the tenor of the remarks). And their marketing
budget is a tad bigger than yours or mine.
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