[Ambassadors] sponsorship from Microsoft to freesoftware events in Nicaragua
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Fri Mar 18 14:50:59 UTC 2011
What an excellent, logical and well worded reply.
2011/3/18 Caius 'kaio' Chance <kaio at fedoraproject.org>
> 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:
>> > 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
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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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