Rob Caron notes a little lighthearted poking of fun at our "evil empire" nickname:

Hmmm…does this mean Linus Torvalds should come to TechEd or PDC dressed as Luke Skywalker?

Software Notebook: 'Evil Empire' Microsoft warms to open source

Spotting the Microsoft contingent at last week's LinuxWorld was as easy as singling out Darth Vader and two Stormtroopers -- literally.

Three company representatives donned "Star Wars" costumes for an event at the convention, poking fun at Microsoft's reputation as the "Evil Empire" in the eyes of people involved in open-source software.

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