Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Sun Nov 20 21:25:44 UTC 2016

On Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:53:16 -0600, Marius Schamschula wrote:
>Microsoft has a pattern of doing this sort of thing:
>See under SGI Fahrenheit (3D rendering) and Intergraph, to just name
>the two I’m most familiar with.
>Microsoft sucked out all the IP they could get and then dropped the
>“cooperation” with the other company, leaving the other company with a
>broken standard.

Somebody already ask us, to stop this off-topic discussion.

A quick search didn't show me an off-topic FreeBSD mailing list.
However, there's

subscribing shouldn't be required, to post to this list.

Here in Germany nobody is forced to use anything related to Microsoft.
Computer users are free to chose what they want to use. In some domains
Microsoft might be market leader or at least close to it, this means
that a lot of people by free will like Microsoft's offers.

Microsoft is just a big, bad company. I agree with this. Microsoft
follows their own interests. That's capitalism. I don't like capitalism.

The difference between true arguments, why Microsoft is as evil as most
likely any other big company is too and a conspiracy is misrelating

Microsoft is evil, because of some valid argument.
Microsoft donates money to Linux.
Most huge Linux distros migrated to systemd.
Let's mix all this and add some untruth to it.
Fortunately we still have an OS of integrity, FreeBSD.
Let's ignore that FreeBSD can't be used for all tasks and ignore how
much Linux software is available for FreeBSD, so there's no reason to
use anything related with Microsoft or Linux.
If people still use e.g. a service provided by Microsoft, despite of all
we know about the Microsoft and Linux conspiracy/conspiracies, this is
another evidence for the conspiracy/conspiracies.
IOW the conspiracy is underpinned by itself.
Ten or hundred people on a mailing list agree with it, others don't
reply. Résumé: Most people confirm that there is such a conspiracy.
The conspiracy now is truth. This is how populism works.


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