[colibri] [Fwd: Microsoft offers free software to start-ups]

Andres Ricardo Castelblanco Mendoza acastel en fsfla.org
Jue Nov 6 10:55:42 COT 2008

Hola Fabian...

Esto es algo que varias personas de la comunidad ya sabíamos.

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 6:24 AM, Fabian Rodriguez
<magicfab en member.fsf.org> wrote:
> Hay que moverse... rápido.

Si hay que moverse rápido que vas a hacer?, que proponoes?

Al parecer ya hay alguien que esta haciendo una propuesta para
contrarrestar dicha propuesta pero con software libre. Claro esta eso
lo debe hacer una empresa, no la comunidad.
Como comunidad solo podemos vigilar y corroborar que todo sea
transparente, dado que aun no somos una organización, ni fundación ni

Fabian sigue con ese animo.. pero se requiere actuar.

> -------- Original Message --------
> 5:32PM, Wednesday 5th November 2008
>  Microsoft is offering software start-ups free software for three
> years, *as it moves to counter the growing threat of open source*.
> The program, dubbed BizSpark, targets early stage start-ups which have
> been operating for less than three years and have revenues under $1 million.
> Companies have to be recommended through a Microsoft partner
> <http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/234681/microsoft-offers-free-software-to-startups.html#>,
> but once in they're granted access to technology such as SQL Server
> Enterprise and Windows Server 2008, as well as free marketing and
> technical support.
> Once the three years end these businesses will either be able to switch
> to other software, or sign up to a Microsoft licensing program to
> continue using the technology.
> The benefits for Microsoft are obvious. It allows the Redmond giant to
> lock companies into its software early, creating new customers when the
> three-year period ends.
> BizSpark also reduces the threat that new companies will follow the
> increasingly attractive open-source option.
> "The cost of software is a significant investment even for a
> well-established company... a program like this erases the biggest
> barrier between a true enterprise software suite like Microsoft offers,
> versus an open source or other technology," says Nick Ganju, CTO of
> ZocDoc, one of the start-ups rolled out by Microsoft at the launc
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