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SiliconValley.com/Reuters: Microsoft declares war on ``free software'' model

May 04, 2001, 00:15 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Reuters)

[ Thanks to the intrepid George Mitchell for this link. ]

From the "well disposed to Microsoft's softening stance" to this: "Mundie laced his speech, heralded as a major position statement, with language more in the spirit of a trash-talking sports star than the typically ambiguous, jargon-filled phrasings of a software executive." Balance achieved, the editorial staff returns to its other responsibilities.

"Mundie laced his speech, heralded as a major position statement, with language more in the spirit of a trash-talking sports star than the typically ambiguous, jargon-filled phrasings of a software executive."

"He described the open software movement as ``flimsy,'' ''flawed,'' jeopardizing property rights and threatening to undermine the software industry, a key economic growth engine."

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