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[Csnd-dev] official news

Victor Lazzarini-2
https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/

Victor Lazzarini
Dean of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Philosophy
Maynooth University
Ireland
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Re: [Csnd-dev] official news

iron_attorney
Yeah I saw this, what do you guys think of that? I'm not keen on the idea, i try to avoid microsoft at all costs

On Mon, 4 Jun 2018, 16:53 Victor Lazzarini, <[hidden email]> wrote:
https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/

Victor Lazzarini
Dean of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Philosophy
Maynooth University
Ireland
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Re: [Csnd-dev] official news

Michael Gogins-2
As I said it's best not to do anything, which would steal work from us
developers, unless there is an actual need!

So far, there is no indication of any changes to our license, our
GitHub terms of use, the kind of facilities provided to open source
developers, or to the cost of the service.

It can be argued this is a two way deal. Microsoft is using and
contributing more open source code, at the same time as it is buying
an open source company. I think Microsoft recognizes a need to adapt
to a software world increasingly based on Unix, Linux, and operating
systems derived from them (iOS from BSD Unix and Android from the
Linux kernel). I think Microsoft is trying to do an "IBM," to move on
to new products and services now that their original success with
Windows is fading, and the Windows phone OS has tanked.

Regards,
Mike

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Michael Gogins
Irreducible Productions
http://michaelgogins.tumblr.com
Michael dot Gogins at gmail dot com


On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 4:56 PM, Peter Burgess
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> Yeah I saw this, what do you guys think of that? I'm not keen on the idea, i
> try to avoid microsoft at all costs
>
> On Mon, 4 Jun 2018, 16:53 Victor Lazzarini, <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> https://blog.github.com/2018-06-04-github-microsoft/
>>
>> Victor Lazzarini
>> Dean of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Philosophy
>> Maynooth University
>> Ireland
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Worrall, David

A colleague of mine wrote to me as follows (my edit):

“Nothing to fear. They have shown Microsoft is a very different company and they love open source. I know some folks at github and they desperately needed cash, now they have it. Microsoft also fixed git to work with large files years ago: They have proven they are giving back many times. https://github.com/Microsoft/gvfs.

Apple is the new Microsoft they need to start giving back.”

 

@dw

 

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Prof David Worrall, PhD

Audio Arts and Acoustics

Columbia College Chicago

33 E Congress Pkwy Room 601N

Chicago, ILLINOIS, USA 60605

Tel: (1)312.369.8821 Fax: (1)312.369.8427

Wikipedia: David Worrall

Personal research/creative practice website: avatar.com.au

President, International Community for Auditory Display icad.org

 

From: Csound-developers <[hidden email]> on behalf of Michael Gogins <[hidden email]>
Reply-To: Csound-developers <[hidden email]>
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 at 4:16 PM
To: "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Csnd-dev] official news

 

developers, unless there is an actual need!

 

So far, there is no indication of any changes to our license, our

GitHub terms of use, the kind of facilities provided to open source

developers, or to the cost of the service.

 

It can be argued this is a two way deal. Microsoft is using and

contributing more open source code, at the same time as it is buying

an open source company. I think Microsoft recognizes a need to adapt

to a software world increasingly based on Unix, Linux, and operating

systems derived from them (iOS from BSD Unix and Android from the

Linux kernel). I think Microsoft is trying to do an "IBM," to move on

to new products and services now that their original success with

Windows is fading, and the Windows phone OS has tanked.

 

Regards,

Mike

 

-----------------------------------------------------

Michael Gogins

Irreducible Productions

Michael dot Gogins at gmail dot com

 

 

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 4:56 PM, Peter Burgess

<[hidden email]> wrote:

Yeah I saw this, what do you guys think of that? I'm not keen on the idea, i

try to avoid microsoft at all costs

 

On Mon, 4 Jun 2018, 16:53 Victor Lazzarini, <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

 

Victor Lazzarini

Dean of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Philosophy

Maynooth University

Ireland

 

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iron_attorney
Well that sounds promising

On Mon, 4 Jun 2018, 22:21 Worrall, David, <[hidden email]> wrote:

A colleague of mine wrote to me as follows (my edit):

“Nothing to fear. They have shown Microsoft is a very different company and they love open source. I know some folks at github and they desperately needed cash, now they have it. Microsoft also fixed git to work with large files years ago: They have proven they are giving back many times. https://github.com/Microsoft/gvfs.

Apple is the new Microsoft they need to start giving back.”

 

@dw

 

---

Prof David Worrall, PhD

Audio Arts and Acoustics

Columbia College Chicago

33 E Congress Pkwy Room 601N

Chicago, ILLINOIS, USA 60605

Tel: (1)312.369.8821 Fax: (1)312.369.8427

Wikipedia: David Worrall

Personal research/creative practice website: avatar.com.au

President, International Community for Auditory Display icad.org

 

From: Csound-developers <[hidden email]> on behalf of Michael Gogins <[hidden email]>
Reply-To: Csound-developers <[hidden email]>
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 at 4:16 PM
To: "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Csnd-dev] official news

 

developers, unless there is an actual need!

 

So far, there is no indication of any changes to our license, our

GitHub terms of use, the kind of facilities provided to open source

developers, or to the cost of the service.

 

It can be argued this is a two way deal. Microsoft is using and

contributing more open source code, at the same time as it is buying

an open source company. I think Microsoft recognizes a need to adapt

to a software world increasingly based on Unix, Linux, and operating

systems derived from them (iOS from BSD Unix and Android from the

Linux kernel). I think Microsoft is trying to do an "IBM," to move on

to new products and services now that their original success with

Windows is fading, and the Windows phone OS has tanked.

 

Regards,

Mike

 

-----------------------------------------------------

Michael Gogins

Irreducible Productions

Michael dot Gogins at gmail dot com

 

 

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 4:56 PM, Peter Burgess

<[hidden email]> wrote:

Yeah I saw this, what do you guys think of that? I'm not keen on the idea, i

try to avoid microsoft at all costs

 

On Mon, 4 Jun 2018, 16:53 Victor Lazzarini, <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

 

Victor Lazzarini

Dean of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Philosophy

Maynooth University

Ireland