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Re: Does Microsoft thwart Intel initiatives?
On Sun, 2004-03-28 at 19:34, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> It got worse. You should _read_ up on the fate of young Go.
> It seems they were involved with some particular litigation with a company
> out of Redmond. They ran out of funds before they could see their lawsuit
> to fruition.
> FYI, if you use the "PocketPC" operating system, fka "Windows CE," you're
> using unlicensed Go technology. Yes, the "Windows-H" is nothing more than,
> well, "borrowed" Go technology. ;-ppp
FYI, I wrote _all_ of my previous message _before_ reading the NYTimes
article. If you'll note this passage ...
"Other evidence presented by the plaintiffs' lawyers at trial
yesterday gave an account of how Microsoft violated a signed
secrecy agreement with Go and showed that Microsoft possessed
technical documents from Go that it should not have had access
Microsoft _breaks_ contract law _everyday_. They do it because they are
big. Corel, Digital, Digital Research, Go, Micrografx and countless
other firms in the '90s. This is _reality_ people.
IBM, as much as we love them for their Linux endeavors, did the
_same_thing_ to SCO as well. As much as we now hate SCO for the "Linux
smearing" they did, understand that IBM wasn't "innocent" in the
**P.S. Although what SCO is now doing, as of January 2004, by trying to
_outlaw_ our right to "digital assembly" in the form of the GPL makes
everything else mute. SCO must be _destroyed_ as they have forsaken all
that is American, the rights of others. At least IBM has taken the
"best road" by _not_ capitulating into SCO's demands, even though IBM
could easily buy the company. They want to prove to the world that GPL
is good and right, and it is _very_American_ -- the right to _choose_ to
be part of a larger community, especially in a capitalistic society.
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. -- Engineer, Technologist, School Teacher
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