[Linux-aus] The Great Debate 28 May 2007 - Linux vs Windows
brent.wallis at gmail.com
Thu May 10 05:42:49 UTC 2007
On 5/10/07, Paul Wayper <paul.wayper at anu.edu.au> wrote:
> >><quote who="Pia Waugh">
> >>> Microsoft & Commercial Software VS Linux & the Open Source World
> >> ^ Grr. My FLOSS work is FIERCELY commercial! :-)
Agreed ours as well!
> > how come the ACS can not get their heads around the concept of
> > "using the right tool for the job"?
They can't.... It is against their vested interests.
> In reality, the topic really should be:
> Microsoft vs the commercial and open-source software industries.
> So whoever set this topic clearly has a very biased agenda.
I could not agree more. It is similar to framing questions that are
meant to illicit a "wanted" response in marketing surveys.
eg: MS would never participate in a debate that proposed a question like:
Can Microsofts business model survive the Open Source Revolution?
IMHO this debate could be a subtle form of astroturfing and the
Squiz.net guys are very brave to participate.
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