Monthly Archives: February 2001

23 Feb 2001
outrageous spin II

Microsoft Corp. representatives assert that Platforms Group Vice President Jim Allchin was “misunderstood”, according to Peter Coffee of eWEEK in his article “Microsoft clarifies exec’s open-source concerns“. Yeah, he really didn’t mean to imply that open software was “un-American” and that open source developers were criminals. Microsoft is not an altruistic organization; open source competes […]

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16 Feb 2001
outrageous spin

This item from the CNET Investor is absolutely amazing. Microsoft wants legislation (why else do “legislators need to understand the threat”) against open-source software? Notice the unsubtle reference to Napster, trying to taint Linux and all other open-source software with Napster’s current legal problems. Day is night, up is down. Redmond, Washington, Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) […]

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