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Re: [vox] What makes Linux great? [Post from Michael Surkan]
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Re: [vox] What makes Linux great? [Post from Michael Surkan]

on Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 11:31:38PM -0800, Bill Kendrick (nbs@sonic.net) wrote:
> Michael is in the midst of contacting multiple LUGs, so, understandably,
> he's probably not going to subscribe to /every/ mailing list.
> Here's the message he asked if I'd be kind enough to post.
> I'd appreciate it if people would post back to VOX, as well as Cc
> Michael, rather than simply e-mailing him directly.  It's always interesting
> to hear other people's feelings on the subject...
> --- begin ---
> I am a program manager at Microsoft doing some research around how we
> can improve our operating systems. My goal is to help us identify
> capabilities, improvements, and features that Microsoft should be
> focusing on to help our customers over the next 5 years or so.
> I am particularly interested in hearing from Linux users, and get
> their input about what they feel should be the priorities. In
> particular, I would like to better understand what it is that makes
> Linux and Open Source solutions so useful for you.
> If you would be willing to take a survey I have put together, please
> write me at lnq@microsoft.com.
> Thanks,
> Michael Surkan
> --- end ---

As Don Marti very astutely pointed out on linux-elitists, if the
discussion is open, and it's concerning technological directions for
future versions of Microsoft products, then it's public domain, for
patent purposes.

I strongly recommend no private contacts with Mr. Sauron.  Er.  Surkan,
if you care to respond to him.

Looks like this is a survey request at any rate.


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    Are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet
    or his enemy's?
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