[Tutor] Open Source Hero my @$$!

Hansen, Mike Mike.Hansen at atmel.com
Thu Apr 24 16:10:27 CEST 2008


> -----Original Message-----
> On 
> Behalf Of Marc Tompkins
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:27 PM
> To: python tutor; wxpython-users at lists.wxwidgets.org
> Subject: [Tutor] Open Source Hero my @$$!
> Just thought I'd share something I found quite humorous...  a 
> while back, I heard about Microsoft's "Open Source Hero" 
> program, and being a curious type I signed up.  Hey, I love 
> me some Open Source, and I wanna be a hero, right?
> My Hero Pack arrived a few days ago. It contains:
>   a 90-day trial of Visual Studio 2008
> and 
>   a 120-day trial of Windows Server 2008.
> Now don't get me wrong - I'm not ungrateful; I fully intend 
> to try out Windows Server so I can see what I'll be facing 
> over the next few months.  But Visual Studio?  Open Source?  
> Am I missing the joke here?
> Any other Heros here?  Anybody else find this as funny as I did?
I guess you can write open source software for 90 days using
Microsoft's proprietary VS 2008.  At least you can then try out
IronPython or Python for .NET.

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