GPLv3 - Update was: Re: [LINK] the slow motion gpl trainwreck

Glen Turner glen.turner at
Fri Jul 28 10:48:51 AEST 2006

Brendan Scott wrote:

> Ballmer: Software is becoming a service
> "Software is becoming a service," Ballmer said at the company's 
> financial analyst meeting being held here. "Embracing advertising and 
> subscription-based models and Internet-based delivery across Microsoft's 
> product line is an important part of what we will do."

Hi Brendan,

Is this really so?  Or is it just a way for Microsoft
to move their revenue stream from depending on new PC
sales and widely-spread product releases to depending
upon the installed base of PCs.

Personally, I don't want to read advertisements in my word
processor. Part of the genius of Google is that their ads
are sometimes relevant to the task I'm trying to do.  It's
hard to think of an ad relevant when writing equipment
installation procedures.

Cheers, Glen

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