[brlug-general] Peru cutts off Microsoft Cold Turkey
andrewmb at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 11:28:50 CST 2005
I don't think that's necessarily "cool" at all. As I have said
previously, as a hardcore GNU/Linux user, hacker, and full time
Windows user/hacker, I'm not of the opinion that Linux is ready for
the desktop. Some think otherwise... but I can assure you that the
government of Peru (if this passes at all) is not going to deploy
downloaded ISO's of Gentoo on systems and compile from source like you
or I might. They are going to get RHEL or something with support, and
they will sign support contracts.
IMHO, all that the government of Peru cares about is money. They
don't have kernel hackers or large amounts of programmers on staff to
really need or use the complete source to GNU/Linux. This is a
strongarm tactic to get MS to lower their prices, IMHO.
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:41:53 -0600, Alvaro Zuniga <gentooman at gmail.com> wrote:
> This article has some paragraphs of a letter to microsoft from a
> politician in Peru regarding a bill that leaves Microsoft out of the
> picture unless they become open source. Is that cool or what? They are
> also critiziced about not fixing bugs quickly enough, as opposed to the
> open source comminity.
> Not the core of the articule but the coolest news of the day so far.
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