[Ambassadors] sponsorship from Microsoft to freesoftware events in Nicaragua

Caius 'kaio' Chance kaio at fedoraproject.org
Fri Mar 18 14:38:08 UTC 2011


On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM, Neville A. Cross <neville at taygon.com>wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-03-18 at 06:34 -0600, José Edgardo López Vásquez wrote:
> <skip>
> > 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"). ..
> <skip>
> 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
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> Neville
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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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