Paoli: Microsoft will engage with the open source and standards communities
Posted Apr 16, 2012 19:32 UTC (Mon) by khim
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And what about IBM, the archetypal Evil Empire?
The same story as SCO, just in reverse.
A lot of Linux people seem to be generally pro-IBM these days, whereas in the 80s that would have been unthinkable.
Sure. That's because Louis V. Gerstner was an outsider thus it was able to stop pointless fights and was able to see that Linux will survive without IBM, but IBM may not survive without Linux.
Companies are not people, they can radically change when people at the top change. IBM is good example, Nokia is bad examples.
After all, Apple is now where MS was in the 90s (only far, far worse obviously) which leaves MS in a vaguely comparable situation to IBM twenty years ago.
Right. This means that there is hope. When Microsoft will finally fire it's very first business manager and replace it with some outsider… then and only then can we start talking about “new Microsoft”. Today we have Microsoft which is just as evil as it was under Bill Gates just less competent because it's driven by someone without programmer's background.
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