Microsoft Hatred FAQ

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Thu Oct 20 08:31:54 CEST 2005


"Peter T. Breuer" <ptb at oboe.it.uc3m.es> wrote in message 
news:b15923-vj4.ln1 at news.it.uc3m.es...

> In comp.os.linux.misc David Schwartz <davids at webmaster.com> wrote:

>>     I guess I wasn't explicit enough. Most people who want cars also want 
>> an
>> engine. Some don't. Dealers could sell cars and engines separately. They
>> just (generally) don't. There is nothing illegal or immoral about this.

> There would be if an engine manufacturer refused to provide car
> manufacturers with ANY engines for any model, unless all buyers were
> charged for THEIR engine in every model, whether their engine was in
> there or not.
>
> You want to cease this line of apologism.

    I'm sorry, that's just crazy. An engine manufacturer could refuse to 
provide car manufacturers with ANY engines at all if they wanted to. It's 
their engines. They can use any mutually agreeable method to determine the 
number of engines provided and the price.

    This is not apologism. Microsoft has nothing to apologize for here. 
Microsoft has no ability to make anyone pay a penny more for their software, 
or the right to distribute it, than it is worth to them.

    DS





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