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+ - Conservancy Announces Funding for GPL Compliance Lawsuit->

Submitted by Jeremy Allison - Sam
Jeremy Allison - Sam (8157) writes "From the article:

Software Freedom Conservancy announces today Christoph Hellwig's lawsuit against VMware in the district court of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. This is the regretful but necessary next step in both Hellwig and Conservancy's ongoing effort to convince VMware to comply properly with the terms of the GPLv2, the license of Linux and many other Open Source and Free Software included in VMware's ESXi products."

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Comment: Re:But realistically... (Score 2) 395

What choice does Microsoft have at this point? If they simple cede the mobile market, they risk Google marching right up the middle with a series of devices that come to resemble a full computing platform. And that most certainly is Google's intent. That's why they're putting considerable resources into Google Docs; they want it to be good enough, and once it is good enough, then suddenly that Chromebook looks like a pretty decent competitor to a more expensive Windows laptop.

At the end of the day, Microsoft has to at least gain some market share or it will begin to see its most valuable market; Exchange-Office, begin to leak away.

Comment: Re:Blackberry (Score 1) 395

As much as I need to access such documents on my phone, I can. I can't conceive of actually wanting to work on such documents on a smartphone, but to view them, Google Docs seems to a reasonably good job, and when I had an iPhone, Apple's ability to view Office files was good enough in most cases.

That's always been MS's problem, they bring nothing to the table that isn't delivered by Google or Apple, and the things that they could bring to the table, like AD integration, they don't. Coupled with an absolutely miserable app store that is a laughably stunted entity compared to the major Android and Apple markets, it's little wonder they've had such a problem.

Comment: Re:More of the same ... (Score 2, Insightful) 87

by Anon-Admin (#49182581) Attached to: Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year

That was worth the laugh!

Your windows delusion is grand for an anonymous coward! Having spent the better part of 20 years working as a Linux professional I can tell you that all the fortune 500 and above companies have, use, and enjoy Linux. It is well supported, COTS apps are all over the place, and the OSS tools are well documented within the companies where they are used. They are far better documented than the custom internally developed apps for windows that every company has.

Windows has it's place in business just a Linux does. No one OS can do it all perfectly and any manager/person who claims that all your problems can be solved by switching to (Linux/Windows/Mac/Solairs/HP-UX/AIX) should be fired on the spot!

Documentation is the castor oil of programming. Managers know it must be good because the programmers hate it so much.