Open Addict: Applying "The Art of War" to Open Source, Linux and BSD
Mar 25, 2007, 00:00 (19 Talkback[s])
"Ask most people who have made the switch to a libre software
product like Linux or BSD and they'll tell you that we're in a
fight with Microsoft and everything that the closed-source world
represents. It's not just us--Microsoft certainly thinks we're in a
battle as well. Senior Microsoft leadership are actively engaged in
spreading Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt to undermine the public
confidence in Linux. Lawsuits have been filed over 'stolen code' in
the Linux kernel. Thinly-veiled 'IP infringement' threats have been
made to businesses running Linux. Massive marketing campaigns are
being waged to confuse the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of
Windows and Linux products.
"Given the state of battle we're in, we should plan our moves in
a more tactical manner if we're going to win..."