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Thought Thieves is about people stealing and profiting from your creation or innovation. Think about it: how would you feel if you saw your hard work being passed off as the property of someone else? What would you do?
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Originally posted by win32sux this contest of theirs has anti-F/OSS undertones...
Ya, and M$/Bill Gates are the biggest thieves of IP ever.............everything you find in XP/Longhorn has already been used in Linux and/or Mac ..........M$ does not know how to inovate at all..............
Originally posted by masonm Considering how micro$oft got started, it's pretty funny they'd be leading the fight for "Intellectual Property Rights". LOL
Is kinda like a band of thieves campaigning for law and order. They're just looking for some good FUD material.
Indeed. Their entire strategy is copy competitors, overtake, and crush them. Nothing innovative, just clone the product and then leverage their massive marketing power to force everyone else out.
Anyone remember when VisiCorp, Lotus, WordPerfect, Novell, and GO Corporation led in their respective markets?
If you want to read a really good book about this and other aspects of Microsoft's history, I highly recommend Barbarians Led by Bill Gates: Microsoft from the Inside , by Jennifer Edstrom and Marlin Eller. It's a few years old (1998), but it provides an interesting perspective on Gates & Co.'s rise to power.