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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Microsoft Tsunami Relief Effort

From: NorthLondon John
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Microsoft Tsunami Relief Effort
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 16:42:22 +0000

On 19 Jan 2005, at 15:11, Alex Hudson wrote:

On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 14:05 +0000, Kevin Donnelly wrote:
On Wednesday 19 Jan 2005 12:33, Alex Hudson wrote:
The subject is possibly a little tongue in cheek; their effort appears
so far to consist of attempting to fleece some Sri Lankans of $1755
worth of XP licences (so that they can use the laptops that were donated
to them by IBM, value probably ~$12000 or so).

The very next posting, however, notes that Microsoft had second thoughts (presumably visions of foot-in-mouth and egg-on-face), and have now donated
the licenses.

So they did.

Not totally surprising, as you note ;)

But still, it gives me the excuse to post the following links, regarding Micro$oft's charitable record:
http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/software/2002/0211041201.asp? S=Computing&A=COM&O=FRGN


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