microsoft placation

One has to have their head in the sand to believe this:

This means [Microsoft] will continue working towards the same goal: enabling as many individuals and schools as possible to benefit from the transformative power of technology at the best possible price.

Achieving this goal requires little “work”. All Microsoft needs to do is transform their business model by releasing their software to the public domain or relicensing it as free software. However, the actual goal of Microsoft is to make as much short-term profit as possible despite any social or pedagogical considerations. A belief that this corporation’s goal is to “enable” individuals or “transform” society is naïve.



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