OT: An dicussion of software ethnics (was: Re: Go-oo vs. OOo - Opinions?)
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 20:02:36 PDT 2010
William Immendorf wrote:
> And Microsoft is loosing a lot of money each year.
Not exactly. They made $4B profit last year. They have about $45B in
Not that it was reflected in the stock price. It has been fluctuating
between $20 and $30/share for the last 10 years. They do pay about
2%/year dividend that is not great, but better than a savings account.
> If I'm correct, than Microsoft will go belly up (and the free
> software community will rejoice, including me.)
Be careful what you wish for. They are actually a tremendous motivator
for the Free software community. A reduced position would be
beneficial, but I think complete elimination, in addition to being quite
unrealistic, would actually be counter-productive.
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