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Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
13 October 2018 at 7:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

Purple Library Guyshouldn't all that FAT stuff be running out at some point? It's friggin' ancient!

exFAT != FAT. Their patents are still effective for at least 10 years.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
11 October 2018 at 6:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

BeamboomTheir dedication is of a very wide nature and involves a lot of areas. Examples are aplenty: Linux version of Visual Studio Code (and a bloody good editor it is too) and MSSQL server, investment in time and money on the Linux Foundation, cooperation with both Canonical and Redhat on running their distros on Azure and Windows 10, change to supporting GIT over their own versioning system, I mean... I could go on and on. The list really is extensive. This is just how it is.

I have a question for you: how does that boot taste?

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
10 October 2018 at 9:54 pm UTC Likes: 5

ShmerlWhat I wonder about, is whether exFAT and ActiveSync implementations can be used in Linux distros without patent threats from MS now.

No: http://ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2018/10/10/microsoft-oin-exfat.html

QuoteMost importantly, the non-aggression pact only applies to the upstream versions of software, including Linux itself. [...] While we at Conservancy were successful in getting the code that implements exfat for Linux released under GPL (by Samsung), that code has not been upstreamed into Linux. So, Microsoft has not included any patents they might hold on exfat into the patent non-aggression pact.

According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
10 October 2018 at 1:38 pm UTC Likes: 5

BeamboomGoogle contribute a *lot* to the Open Source communities

Yes, when it benefitted them. And then they sold their user's data to advertisers, because that benefitted them as well. And they kept quiet about data breaches, because that benefitted them. As long as they can make money, all is fair game to them. Capitalism.

BeamboomAnd don't forget that Valve is a corporation too

Yes, and it should be well known that I have a heck of a lot of issues with Valve.

BeamboomAs well as Feral

And hell do I have problems with Feral. I mean, I *did* have a job interview with them a few years ago. And I did not sign the contract they've offered me.

I repeat: cooperations are not your friend.

BeamboomMicrosoft has changed attitude towards Linux, That's just how it is.

If that's what you need to tell yourself to sleep at night, fine. But I'm telling you, you have a too romanticized view on it.

According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
10 October 2018 at 9:55 am UTC Likes: 9

They "support" Linux where they have to, because they couldn't shut out the competition. Coorporations are not your friends, especially not big ones like Microsoft (and neither is Apple, or Google, or EA, or Amazon, or...).

If they are such a great Linux supporter, show me their recent games running on Linux. State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves, both Unreal Engine 4 games. Do they run on Linux? Nope. Heck, you can't even buy them on Steam. Forza Horizon 4? Nope. Ori and the Blind Forest? It's a Unity game! Linux support? Nope.

According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
10 October 2018 at 9:11 am UTC

BeamboomMicrosoft has actually changed with the new CEO

lol

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is now officially available on Linux
25 September 2018 at 11:04 am UTC Likes: 1

ColoneilGame refunded, they should change that "Out now for MacOS and Linux" to "Out now for MAcOS and Ubuntu"...

It works fine on my Gentoo box.

Valve to begin moderating game forums on Steam next week
22 September 2018 at 2:39 pm UTC Likes: 2

lucifertdarkJust wait till they start going through all older posts to find something to ban you for that you said 5+ years ago.

Oh, no, not personal responsibility! Whatever shall we do?!?

lucifertdarkrational people

lol

EDIT: Aww, GOL cut out my emoji use here

Valve to begin moderating game forums on Steam next week
21 September 2018 at 2:03 pm UTC Likes: 2

Ah, yes, that would make more sense. Postal 2 is completely unavailable on Steam in Germany, yeah

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