,----[ Sriram Krishnan <ksriram@xxxxxxx> ]
| Well, I guess it was only a matter of time before this came up. But
| anyway, let me clarify. I'm NOT an official representative of Microsoft
| by any stretch of the imagination. The reason I became a Microsoft
| Student Ambassador is because I find their technology cool and love
| talking about it. This is no way means that I'm talking for Microsoft.
You say that you blog at http://www.dotnetjunkies.com/weblog/sriram
There, you have given a link to
where your name, email id, photograph have been included in the list
of Student Ambassadors whose role is :
Student Ambassadors are Microsoft's representatives among the student
community and the key contacts for students working on .NET or for
those who require assistance from Microsoft.
According to the official website of MS, you are among Microsoft's
representatives, and yet you claim that you are not. Were you
ignorant about the plans of MS for you? Or, are you ashamed of your
role? Your diabolic rants only waste time and space in the archives.
There is no need to reply to every meaningless accusation, and may be
it is better to ignore rants for good.
The concern is that the student community should be alert and alive to
the emerging trends, and analyse objectively the benefits derived from
using free software over non-free software. Suraj recently posted a
link to http://zeus.polsl.gliwice.pl/~nikodem/linux4chemistry.html .
I downloaded garlic and tried using it. One can visualise the
molecular structure of vitamins, protiens, and many other compounds
with great ease using Garlic, which is a free software. I am not an
engineer but I do envy the resources available to the student
engineers of the day to learn and improve their knowledge, made
possible through the free software movement. There are better ways
students could use time available to study and use free software
programs, and think of using or improving them for the benefit of all.