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  • Valve & Microsoft Are Among The Sponsors For Debian's DebConf 17

    Phoronix: Valve & Microsoft Are Among The Sponsors For Debian's DebConf 17

    Valve is returning as a gold sponsor to this year's Debian DebConf event...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Sponsors-Valve

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    As far as Microsoft's involvement, they do sponsor various Linux events going back years.
    Of course they do. It is in exchange for Linus endorsement of Windows:

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    • #3
      Let's say its proper name... it's called Micro$hit. Micro because they have a tiny oOo and $hit because their politics are pure horse $hit. Do you know the last one? They are trying to prevent Winblows Update from working on AMD Rizen CPUs (and will probably try to prevent the CPU from working in future updates) if you have Windows 7 (the latest sane OS). But NO Micro$hit, people don't want your latest shiny $hit - the "glorious" Win$hit 10. You can shove it up your a$$.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wargames View Post
        Let's say its proper name... it's called Micro$hit. Micro because they have a tiny oOo and $hit because their politics are pure horse $hit. Do you know the last one? They are trying to prevent Winblows Update from working on AMD Rizen CPUs (and will probably try to prevent the CPU from working in future updates) if you have Windows 7 (the latest sane OS). But NO Micro$hit, people don't want your latest shiny $hit - the "glorious" Win$hit 10. You can shove it up your a$$.
        I hate ms also, but how do you really feel? Keep it together man...

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        • #5
          Valve & Microsoft <insert nuclear explosion pic here>

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          • #6
            What's the catch? Why is Microsoft sponsoring?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by humbug View Post
              What's the catch? Why is Microsoft sponsoring?
              There is no catch, Debian just lists their sponsors openly

              This is 18th DebConf, as you can see 17th was also sponsored by Valve & Microsoft - among many others of course, etc...

              https://debconf16.debconf.org/

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DebConf#Locations

              Or maybe it is simple as let say Microsoft likes to have their logo everywhere or something
              Last edited by dungeon; 03-20-2017, 01:58 PM.

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              • #8
                Michael there is a typo
                Last year Debian sponsored DebConf 16
                Debian sponsor of itself? ^_^
                I think here must be "Valve sponsored DebConf 16"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by humbug View Post
                  What's the catch? Why is Microsoft sponsoring?
                  ms is selling linux instances in azure.

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                  • #10
                    I think Microsoft just likes conferences, started sponsoring it when DebConf was first time in Africa back in 2016. and in 2018. it will be first time in Asia - there is huge market potentional for both linux and opensource in these parts of the world.

                    Big companies likes when you talk to and spreading things in a whole world like an virus

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