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Date:      Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:38:17 +0100
From:      Olaoluwa Omokanwaiye <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Subject:   Re: Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation?
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My thoughts:

It seems to me rather that a prediction made by my boss some years back is c=
oming to pass - that in the near future, which is now, closed source and ope=
n source will merge with the closed source guys recognizing the importance a=
nd power of open source community and finally bowing rather than arguing ...=
"  remember that a man with an argument is at the mercy of man with an exper=

Also remember that MSoft has a new CEO, a younger generation with a new way o=
f thinking. A paradigm shift who know and believe that open source is not wo=
rth fighting but joining. Whatever the motive, the community is too big to i=
nfect but add to.

Warm regards=20

Sent from my iPhone

> On 18 Nov 2016, at 11:32 AM, Polytropon <> wrote:
>> On Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:35:36 -0300, SOUL_OF_ROOT 55 wrote:
>> Can this be?  Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation?
> They are prividing a certain sum of money, and that amount
> makes them a platinum member, not more, not less. Basically
> anoyone who donates $500,000 annually can be a platinum member
> of The Linux Foundation. In case of MICROS~1, this is probably
> an attempt to re-gain "developers' share", a facet of "the
> new MICROS~1" thathopes people forget security nightmares,
> forced updates, patent extortion and vendor lock-in... but
> who really knows what happens inside MICROS~1... ;-)
> --=20
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
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> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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