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He also makes it quite clear that the stronger parts are not friendly, and you add nothing to the discussion when you repeat that as if he had not said any such thing.
Our editor is famous for his choice of words, and they work quite nicely here.
Choice of words
Posted Mar 3, 2009 12:28 UTC (Tue) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
As it stands our editor's words clearly state that those friendly parts of Microsoft are probably sincere and to be encouraged. However in situations such as these the Master's voice is going to be heard, and revenue is going to trump common sense. As our editor also makes clear, with these stupid patents Microsoft is joining patent bullies -- and leaving a huge exposed flank for patent trolls. Now it can hardly ask for sympathy from other software houses and organizations. Their patents are not defensive but another arrow in the quiver.
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