Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation?

Olaoluwa Omokanwaiye laoluomoks at
Fri Nov 18 10:38:31 UTC 2016

My thoughts:

It seems to me rather that a prediction made by my boss some years back is coming to pass - that in the near future, which is now, closed source and open source will merge with the closed source guys recognizing the importance and 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 experience.

Also remember that MSoft has a new CEO, a younger generation with a new way of thinking. A paradigm shift who know and believe that open source is not worth fighting but joining. Whatever the motive, the community is too big to infect but add to.

Warm regards 

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> On 18 Nov 2016, at 11:32 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> 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... ;-)
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