NewsForge: Microsoft to Open Source: You Guys are Hypocrites!
Feb 12, 2003, 22:00 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Stanco)
"Leave it to the kooks in the community to make Microsoft look
sympathetic. I heard from Microsoft yesterday on the chatter over
their appearing at our Open Source in Government conference and
they quickly proposed that they be uninvited. Not so fast.
"The unspoken subtext of their offer was: 'Oh, we are so morally
superior to you Open Source guys. You guys are so intolerant. You
talk a good game about free speech, high principles and morality,
but you are no better than we are.
"'In fact, you are worse. We invited Eben Moglen from the Free
Software Foundation to our annual BSA convention in Washington a
few months ago to talk about the GPL, and everyone welcomed him
with open arms when he spoke...'"