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What do you think?
0mg!1 the hell freezed over!1
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I don't give a f^Wdime
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th1s is teh end of teh w0rld!11
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i don't have an opinion on that
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i won' tell ya
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:28 pm    Post subject: Teh official: "0mg drobbins w0rks f0r m$ now!!11!" Reply with quote

www.gentoo.org wrote:
Daniel Robbins accepts new position with Microsoft, finalizes transfer of Gentoo Technologies IP to the Gentoo Foundation
Posted on June 13, 2005 by g2boojum
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Gentoo founder and former Gentoo Chief Architect Daniel Robbins began a new position at Microsoft on 23 May 2005. According to drobbins: "I'm helping Microsoft to understand Open Source and community-based projects." While in the midst of hastily packing to move to Redmond, drobbins nonetheless managed to find the time to finalize the transfer of Gentoo's intellectual property (essentially copyrights on ebuilds and other software as well as soon-to-be trademarked Gentoo logos) to the not-for-profit Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8O

*blink*

*blink*


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't care. Really.

If this makes the man happy, then so be it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, I don't really care either, but it's a weird move indeed.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's not that young anymore, he needs the money.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've heard Gentoo put him in debt somwhere to the tune of $40,000 so if M$ is willing to give him teh $$ then sure, why wouldn't he go work for them? The thing that worries me more is M$'s suden interest in open source technology, I think they realise that OS is moving at a much faster pace than they are and want to find a way to capitalize on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Teh official: "0mg drobbins w0rks f0r m$ now!!11!&q Reply with quote

ian! wrote:
www.gentoo.org wrote:
Daniel Robbins accepts new position with Microsoft, finalizes transfer of Gentoo Technologies IP to the Gentoo Foundation
Posted on June 13, 2005 by g2boojum
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Gentoo founder and former Gentoo Chief Architect Daniel Robbins began a new position at Microsoft on 23 May 2005. According to drobbins: "I'm helping Microsoft to understand Open Source and community-based projects." While in the midst of hastily packing to move to Redmond, drobbins nonetheless managed to find the time to finalize the transfer of Gentoo's intellectual property (essentially copyrights on ebuilds and other software as well as soon-to-be trademarked Gentoo logos) to the not-for-profit Gentoo Foundation, Inc.


Those are insulting remarks, I'm reporting you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<Stupid FUD>
OMG, Microsoft probably signed him on so that they (through his tenure) can claim patentship to Portage, rendering Gentoo illegal to use. The end is nigh.
</Stupid FUD> :D
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Teh official: "0mg drobbins w0rks f0r m$ now!!11!&q Reply with quote

ian! wrote:
According to drobbins: "I'm helping Microsoft to understand Open Source and community-based projects."

Clever move. That should make for steady work the next few decades.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good for him. If he can find somebody crazy enough to want to pay him for his experience with a open source project and community the scale of gentoo, why not.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this true or a joke?

He does have a lot of debt, so I wouldn't doubt it
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In other news they've also removed the word gullable from the dictionary

http://research.microsoft.com/~dcr/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>> ... removed the word gullable from the dictionary

That's where it went to, I was looking for that.

As this is not April 1st, I will never trust Gentoo front page news again :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who are we to judge?

But still, I think hell just froze over and the worlds going to end.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Teh official: "0mg drobbins w0rks f0r m$ now!!11!&a Reply with quote

Leafo wrote:
ian! wrote:
According to drobbins: "I'm helping Microsoft to understand Open Source and community-based projects."

Clever move. That should make for steady work the next few decades.


I tried that when I was there, and got "I don't what to know what linux is, I don't want to see it, I don't want anyone to know I said the word"

'Course, I wasn't at Redmond
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for him! I read somewhere, that MS allready produced over 10 000 dollar millionaires. So good luck to drobbins!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damnation!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And of all places...

Too bad he didn't find a different employer with his qualifications...
We all know how MS is working when it comes to "information" about Linux. Will drobbins now become an anti-linux drone? Why? Why not?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who's next ? Linus Torvalds ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's an interesting development :D
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebrostig wrote:
Will drobbins now become an anti-linux drone? Why? Why not?

Blah. DRobbins (and a lot other devs) gave us Gentoo. We can only be grateful for that.

Besides, he might succed in subversing Bill into supporting Open Source. Become some kind of personal guru to Gates; remove the bad mojo-influence "da evil monkeyboy Ballmer" holds over him and make Billyboy see the errors of his monopolistic ways.

Together they could do anything. Legal hack (thank G-d for the fine print in the XP EULAS) the Bush twins personal porn folders, expose their hypocritical and depraved sexual deviant experiments with several black nubian gods, publish the electronic correspondance with the abortion clinics, thereby making the house of Bush fall like a deck of cards.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's weird.

What are M$ plans ??
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[OT]

Wh@t5 l1ke w1th d@ h@ckr typ1n9 m@n?

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Wow. Why help Microsoft? Why not just make Gentoo even better?
Meh,
If everyone is ok with it, I guess I am.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call me when Microsoft hires Richard Stallman, now that would be... mindboggling
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edit Post removed. I think my brain fell out when my jaw hit the floor.

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