Holy @#! , MS vs Raymond

by Thiyagarajan Maruthavanan (Rajan)

MS makes Eric Raymond (one of the last of true hacker & the father of open source) a job offer !! Read Raymond’s reply to it, it is too good 🙂
The news made me literally jump out of my seat.I was like “What the @#!*” ? This is a news bigger than than the Skype-eBay, Oracle-Siebel or Palm – Access Inc deals buzzing in the technology world today 🙂
MS is trying its old stupid tactic of dealing with competition. First ignore them, if that does not work then try to shut them by buying them out. Unfortunately for MS this is not going to work. Seriously open source is the greatest threat to MS which will lead to its doom. Why do I think so , because of late open source (a.ka. peer production) is being seen as serious contender of dominant design for modes of production (not just digital) for 21st century.