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Friday October 20, 2006
02:42 AM

Microsoft, please read our logo next time

[ #31363 ]

I'd just like to know why on Earth Microsoft sends a copy of Visual Studio to a company with a logo that clearly reads "Open Source Consulting."

In the letter accompanying the CD they explain how to buy their licenses with discount.

Spam by snail mail, what can I say?

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  • They have money to burn. They heavily advertise in "GNU/Linux User and Developer", a UK open source magazine. It's quite amusing to see the Microsoft advert next to an article openly hostile to them.

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • Because they want you to have something you can get $100 for on eBay. Thank Redmond for the free money.


  • Spamming aside, could it be that they assume you don't neccessarily require a completely open source stack? I mean, there's no reason you can't develop GPLed software in Visual Studio (not that it would neccessarily be a good idea), right?

    Of course, this could have been from the same person at Microsoft who tried to hire Eric S. Raymond [].