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Old 11-22-2004, 07:39 PM   #1
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Boycott LinuxToday.com


From distrowatch.com:
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We urge our visitors to boycott LINUXTODAY.COM. LINUXTODAY.COM is currently sponsored by Micro$oft Corporation and displays sponsored anti-Linux content on its web site. We consider this practice immoral and hypocritical for a web site that acts as a Linux advocacy resource.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT LINUXTODAY.COM.
PS: here's a related thread as a starter:
http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/forums...pic.php?t=1256

Do post your opinions...

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Old 11-22-2004, 08:14 PM   #2
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So you are saying that a company should not take money from a competitor? If microsoft wants to spend(waste) money on a linux site, that is a bad thing? Also, don't these sites get the advertising from a pool of advertisements, for which they are paid and do not have a say in which ones are run on their site?
I do not see a problem here.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 08:18 PM   #3
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Originally posted by twilli227
So you are saying that a company should not take money from a competitor? If microsoft wants to spend(waste) money on a linux site, that is a bad thing? Also, don't these sites get the advertising from a pool of advertisements, for which they are paid and do not have a say in which ones are run on their site?
I do not see a problem here.
There is nothing wrong with a company taking money from a competitor except that it looks lame and hypocritical. I'm not commenting on the moral aspects of it though.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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So you are saying that a company should not take money from a competitor?
Don't you think it's a little naive to belief any competitor would do this for the sake of mankind?
 
Old 11-22-2004, 10:35 PM   #5
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"prohibitively expensive"?! That sounds more like Windows Server 2003 than Linux!!!

Micro$oft wants at least close to $500 dollars just for Windows Server 2003 Small Business Edition .
That likely has an arbitrary server connection limit set to something insanely low.

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Old 11-22-2004, 11:24 PM   #6
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This issue has been reported in 2 other threads already, both of which have been closed. Bottom line: if you have an issue with a particular website and/or disagree with its policies, please take it up with that website directly. Along those lines, it really doesn't fit in with the purpose or spirit of LQ to urge boycotts. -- J.W.
 
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