[TriLUG] [ISN] Microsoft prepares security assault on Linux (fwd)
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Wed Nov 12 19:31:48 EST 2003
On Wednesday 12 November 2003 14:00, Dan Monjar wrote:
> [Balmer] also questioned the notion that the open source's community
> approach to fixing problems was superior to Microsoft's. "Why should
> code submitted randomly by some hacker in China and distributed by
> some open source project, why is that, by definition, better?"
For a lot of reasons. But what floors me is that Balmer exposes himself as a
xenophobe. What's the matter with Chinese hackers? I watch the lksctp
project. Nothing gets accepted from random people. The project participants
are well known. The new people are kept on a short leash. The developer
cross-check each other. lksctp is an example of a kernel project with
sponsership from IBM. Anybody in the world is free to look at the code
submissions. Judging from the names of the lkstcp developers, I'd say that
people of Chinese decent have contributed to the project. Balmer needs to go
to PR refresher classes. US corporate execs talking like bigots is
Make clockwise circles with your right foot.
Now use your right hand to draw the number "6" in the air.
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