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Submission + - Miguel de Icaza supports OOXML

An anonymous reader writes: Interesting bit, though you might want to know: On the Mexican vote for OOXML, Miguel De Icaza attended via phone, and expressed many points in favor of adopting the format. The is no transcript of the meeting, but there are a couple of ogg recordings: http://www.openintelligence.com.mx/downloads/Migue l_Alex_Pop_SC34.ogg (in spanish).
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Submission + - Sharpshooters for Urban Deer (helenair.com)

inphaze writes: "In Helena, Montana the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks wants to hire sharpshooters to kill 350 urban deer between Oct. & Feb. Helena has already set aside $30,000 for the hunt. They're giving the public 30 days to comment."
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Submission + - MS exec: Pirating software? Choose Microsoft

An anonymous reader writes: ArsTechnica is running a story regarding Microsoft's view that should software piracy occur, Microsoft's desire is that the pirated software be theirs, to potentially, in the future, convert users from the "dark side" into legit users who obtain licenses...

"At the Morgan Stanley Technology conference last week in San Francisco, Microsoft business group president Jeff Raikes commented on the benefits of software counterfeiting. 'If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else,' he said. 'We understand that in the long run the fundamental asset is the installed base of people who are using our products. What you hope to do over time is convert them to licensing the software.'"

Obviously Microsoft prefers the market to use their software even if it's pirated rather than the alternative to occur: the use of free software which threatens their dominance in the software market.

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