MS, Red Hat Fight Over Poor Kids
from the silly-corporate-fights dept
So, I’ve pretty much ignored all the news today about Microsoft settling their other lawsuits because those lawsuits were tiny and unlikely to mean much. However, part of the agreement was that they would donate lots of software (along with, in some cases, cash, hardware, and training) to poor school districts around the US. Of course, not one to shy away from a chance for some cheap publicity shots, Red Hat came out with a press release saying they’ll give their software for free to every district in America (how generous of an open source company). They say that districts can save money by not installing Microsoft software, and use that money to buy more computers for the kids.