Somewhat OT: Windows Phone 8
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Jun 21 09:25:50 CDT 2012
Andre Garzia wrote:
> I don't know who I like less: Balmer or Leo...
You might want to add Larry Ellison to that list, a true contender for
the Most FUBAR CEO award, with special achievements in the area of
Annoying the Open Source Community with his Open Office shenanigans, and
in the Wasteful Litigation category with his multimillion dollar attack
His monkeying with Open Office ultimately prompted all the major distros
to fund the now-much-better fork, Libre Office.
And with Android, rather than the billions he was hoping for it looks
like he'll be paying Google's court costs.
Annoying that many people and wasting so much money isn't an easy thing
to do, possibly warranting a special Lifetime Achievement Award.
What else would we expect from a company that makes its living not from
innovation, but from a single product it made many years ago which
they've successfully lobbied, and traded personnel with, the major
auditing firms to support his DB exclusively, so big corps have no
alternative but to risk failing audits.
On second thought, while that may not be the sort of innovation we
normally expect from a tech company, it is a most inventive strategy. ;)
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