CNET News: Perspective: Microsoft's New Open-Source Woes
Nov 09, 2002, 05:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Cooper)
"Memo to Bill Gates:
"What a mess. Less than a week after a court-approved deal ends
the antitrust case, Microsoft's back in the spotlight. The latest
Halloween memo portrays your company as utterly obsessed with the
open-source software movement but utterly confused about how best
to proceed. I can only imagine the state of confusion. Microsoft
has tried to persuade developers and users for the last four years
that there's no there there--and to no avail.
"Your minions better get a handle soon. The question is whether
that's at all possible, but in the meantime, here are a few items
"Enough with the fear, uncertainty and doubt. You once referred
to the General Public License's 'Pac-Man-like nature,' while Steve
Ballmer separately described it as a 'cancer...'"