Something to talk about besides Microsoft

Arsenal chases the blues away.

I'm now very tired of Microsoft's openness pledge. I think there's more substance to it than many in the open-source community (No one seems to have noticed the ability to plug in things like ODF to Office, for example), but understand the skepticism. Microsoft has spent thirty years earning that skepticism. It's not going to fade with one announcement.

So let's talk about something else, please! I'm sick of it. :-)

How about we start with Arsenal? And maybe we could then talk about Cesc Fabregas? And how I think Arsenal will pound Juventus in next year's Champions League, Fabrizio? ;-)

These are the things that truly matter. I might be able to live under despotic patent regimes. But a life without Arsenal and soccer? Some things are too horrible to contemplate. :-)

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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