What an excellent, logical and well worded reply.

2011/3/18 Caius 'kaio' Chance <kaio@fedoraproject.org>

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM, Neville A. Cross <neville@taygon.com> wrote:
On Fri, 2011-03-18 at 06:34 -0600, José Edgardo López Vásquez wrote:
> That followed?, well, they literally tried to bribe a close friend to
> agree to pay him the journey to a Drupal event, he was invited to give
> talks to them directly, again using the same technique
> ("interoperability"). ..

At this moment there has no signs of bribe, but as more experienced I
can connect the dots. During the talk they offered to recommend
customers seeking for FOSS solution to some of the people having already
established a business in free software. My guess is that they will
"help" opinion leaders to get jobs in mixed environments, where they can
shine with their linux skills, but in the other hand they will be extra
busy to keep up helping the community. This may also end up fragmenting
the community.

Thanks for all your opinions, I have read all the emails. I still would
rather not have dealing with Microsoft, but as this is a community I
have to wait what the local people have to say.

Best regards

Linux User # 473217

Personally I only appreciate if Microsoft is spending on developing area of interoperability rather than "appearance" in FOSS events. Before they have shown significant contribution on that, they are more welcomed to present in non-FOSS events. My 2c.

Regards Caius 'kaio' Chance
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