[Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006
diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 28 13:19:38 EDT 2006
"Microsoft is usually at the extreme of the marketing spectrum"
Is this your official companies statement about microsoft?
- speaking for DiepSoft
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Geoffray" <patrick at myri.com>
To: "Chris Dagdigian" <dag at sonsorol.org>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006
> Chris Dagdigian wrote:
>> In short, this was appropriate (and interesting). We've all seen vendor
>> spam and disguised marketing and this does not rise anywhere close to
>> that level.
> I disagree on the level. I use the rule that a vendor should never
> initiate a thread, only answer someone else question or correct
> stupidities. That prevents abuse.
> Do you really want to know when I release new software, when I improve
> performance or when I have a new marketing material (actually, I don't
> have any) ? Really ? Be careful what you ask for, I don't think you'll
> like it when every vendors take this freedom. I agree this list has a high
> signal/noise ratio, mainly because it's moderated but also because vendors
> are usually careful. For example, Microsoft behaved very well when Windows
> Cluster got out, and Microsoft is usually at the extreme of the marketing
> spectrum :-)
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