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Red Hat offers to help Microsoft

2001-11-21 16:55:59+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Via Meuon[Wiki] from /., Red Hat Proposes to Enhance Microsoft Settlement Offer By Providing Open Source Software to All U.S. School Districts:

Under the Red Hat proposal, by removing Microsoft's higher-priced software from the settlement equation, Microsoft could provide the school districts with many more computers--greatly extending the benefits Microsoft seeks to provide school districts with their proposed settlement.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:24+00 by: Larry Burton

This would be the perfect solution for a settlement. It will never happen.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:25+00 by: Mars Saxman

This is a nice clever PR move. You're right, it will never happen, of course; the settlement isn't about punishing Microsoft, it's about convincing the general public that they have been punished so that they can get on with the business of raking in more money than anybody wants them to have.

But it's always nice to see someone call the bluff, even if nothing changes as a result.