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http://www.linuxtoday.com

For the record, (and I realize that I might be opening myself to calls of "naive") I am not 100 percent convinced that this pioneering patent infringement lawsuit is a direct result of Microsoft's planning.

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Jimbob

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago

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"I am resisting, however, slapping

"I am resisting, however, slapping the accusation on Microsoft right out of the gate. Here's why..."

Maybe it's because you are the managing editor of a website that sells advertising space to Microsoft! Maybe they said they'd pull your advertising revenue if you didn't write this piece.

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lozz

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago

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Yeah, maybe it's the tooth-fairy

Yeah, maybe it's the tooth-fairy stirring up IP Innovation LLC, and nothing to do with poor little Microsoft, after all.

Microsoft supplying them with two of its top IP-hitmen is just one of those mysterious coincidences we all read about.

Informationweek should offer Brian Proffitt a job alongside "Mini-Ballmer" Wolfe, when he's so good at unbiased commentary where Microsoft and GNU/Linux are concerned.

"Naive"? No-one could be that naive.

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Jimbob

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago

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And that makes it okay?! AFAIC,

And that makes it okay?!

AFAIC, if you advertise for MS then you should be ashamed to call yourself pro-foss.

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dehumanizer

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago

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Dude, even sourceforge.net mailing

Dude, even sourceforge.net mailing list messages contain MS ads.

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dehumanizer

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago

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I, for one, do not care about ads

I, for one, do not care about ads (just block them :-P). And let's not argue about the level of FOSS-advocateness now. I am simply not in that mood. :-)

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Jimbob

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago

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I do block them... when I'm using

I do block them... when I'm using firefox. But that's not the point. The vast majority of internet users still do not have adblocker. If they go to so called "pro-Linux" sites like LinuxToday or Linux.com and see ads telling them that Linux is no good they are more likely to believe it seeing as its on a "pro-Linux" site.

Furthermore, when your income comes from MS, they can decide to remove that revenue unless you do what they say. When companies say yes to advertising for MS they then come to rely on that income. That would make it the harder to say no when MS says "We'll take it away unless you do what we say".

The trick is to say no to MS in the first place and never say yes. Don't lie down with dogs or you'll wake up with fleas. But some people never learn or conveniently forget when they see the money.

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dehumanizer

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago

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I doubt you have carefully read

I doubt you have carefully read the whole article. He wouldn't write such things if he were get paid by MS.

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snotbutter

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago

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oop i delete my own comment somehow. i

oop i delete my own comment somehow.

i try again: do you think linxutoday advretise for M$ for $0? do you think he work for linuxtodya for $0? then he does get pay by M$.

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dehumanizer

11 years 31 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago

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I think the maintainers of the

I think the maintainers of the site have contracted with an advertising company. I doubt they have any control over banners appearing there.
But why not read the article instead? :-)

EDIT: I have just disabled AdBlock and found this:
http://bayimg.com/nAhDiAaBJ

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