... drinking the Microsoft Kool-Aide
Microsoft Will Help Deliver a "Better" Linux
by Kevin Carmony
June 14th, 2007
But isn't Microsoft the enemy of Linux?
They certainly compete, just like Ubuntu, Red Hat, and Novell compete with each other, but we all have to live in the same desktop computing ecosystem. I'd prefer to use diplomacy and cooperation, than go to war. Linspire plans on working with Microsoft, just like we have with dozens of other partners, to build a better Linux. We will never force anyone to use what we produce. The choice to use, or not to use, the "better" Linux we strive to produce will always be up to you, but I like the idea of finding a mutually advantageous way for Microsoft and Linspire to work together.
Emphasis is mine... I have real difficulty (and a very uneasy feeling) when I consider 'diplomacy' coerced by the threat of a promised law suite.
"Money can't buy me love... but evidently it will buy cooperation. Oh well...