Links about today's MS-EC deal

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Thu Oct 25 15:39:26 UTC 2007

On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 11:22:09AM +0200, Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 10:16:14 +0100
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at> wrote: 
>  rmss> I read the events as Neelie Kroes having sold herself out.
> While there are groups and people putting out that message, it isn't
> exactly helpful or necessarily true. I would recommend

No, it's not. But it's either that or an ingenuity that doesn't fit the
part of a regulator, specially one who seemed to be so angry at
Microsoft's attempt to make a mockery of the process.


I've read it. It confirmed the worst fears.

> and in particular
> for further reading, which analyses the situation pretty well.
> The patent provisions are obviously insufficient for Free Software, and
> thus Samba.

They are also insuficient for any business that could be made.

> So ultimately this was a step in the right direction, but more work
> remains to be done.

It was a step, but quite far from the "juice" Neil Armstrong's famous
phrase had :)


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