""The Free Software movement is dead. Linux doesn't exist in 2007. Even Linus has got a job today." Controversial statements from the head of Microsoft's Linux Labs, Bill Hilf.
Speaking on the last leg of a tour of Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, Bill Hilf, more formally known as Microsoft's platform strategy director, was in the region to "be descriptive and intelligent in giving people an understanding of open source and debunk a lot of the mythology around open source."
He said that most customers run a distribution - RedHat, Novell, Suse or Mandriva. Most of the work on maintaining the Linux kernel is done by developers working for these distributions, he noted
"They are full-time employees, with 401K stock options. Some work for IBM or Oracle. What does that mean? It means that Linux doesn't exist any more in 2007. There is no free software movement. If someone says Linux is about Love, Peace and Harmony, I would tell them to do their research. There is no free software movement any more. There is big commercial [firms] like IBM and there is small commercial [firms] like Ubuntu," he said.
(...) Apache, MySQL and PHP (...) the "Visual Basic of open source.""
O desespero é tanto que já nem sabem o que dizem, ou melhor, nunca souberam mas agora está pior. Quando consegui parar de rir, a minha primeira reacção, ao ler esta prosa foi:
-Querias não é?
Fonte: Bangkok Post
Ora, ora, Bangkok...
Ainda por cima depois de Singapura, Filipinas, Malásia e Tailândia!
Circuito e "tratamento" completo!
Man, não fumes disso que te dá cabo dos 7 neurónios e meio que tinhas!
pppppsssssstttt - um tão grande entendido e decerto superiormente informado, a tal ponto de frequentar um curso para trolls, ou seja "I spent a week in antitrust training to know exactly what the boundary conditions were,", deveria saber, que a tal pequena firma é a Canonical, nunca o Ubuntu...
Há coisas que toda a gente sabe mas que, pelos vistos, não são "ensinadas" nos calabouços de Redmondia.
(...) "be descriptive and intelligent"