"Microsoft: I Love Open Source"

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@DeveloperMemes can't see this story on lobsters because it's being censored :Pogey:
@sneeden hackernews-lite, but even more further left, avoid

@coyote wait, a story about a corporation appropriating open source code is being supressed on a far left site?? Bonkers

@sneeden @coyote

Date: 2021-12-25 14:44 -0600

Moderator: pushcx []

Story: Microsoft is forking open source repos and changing license and copyright information []

Action: deleted story

Reason: Yeah we're not going to get out the torches and pitchforks for a buggy bot on literally Christmas, please chill.


Meh. I think pushcx had it right.

@linuxtavern @DeveloperMemes oof - this is a bit stale now. Microsoft had a good response explaining why this happened and apologized.

As much as I'm ready to sharpen my pitchfork for Microsoft, this wasn't this opportunity. ;-)

@DeveloperMemes Is this a real PR? Once a license is legally owned by Microsoft, they can change it at will, even make it proprietary.

@DeveloperMemes They corrected the runaway bot's efforts quickly, but the fact remains that someone in Microsoft wrote a bot that mangled licenses this way in the first place.
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