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gapingvoid and Microsoft's Open Source Software Message

Apr 19, 2007, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

"I am a long time fan of Hugh MacLeod and gapingvoid, but when he began a discussion on open source software as part of some work he's doing for Microsoft, I must admit feeling more than a little uncomfortable.

"We've seen the 'science experiment' meme before now. (It was originated by one of Microsoft's best marketing directors almost three years ago.) Look for the Somasegar quote well down the page. Soma is one of the finest execs Microsoft has--he kept me sane the first two years I worked at Microsoft--but here he's merely saying the words he was given. Seeing the meme resurface in Hugh's post along with other stale Microsoft messaging is not good..."

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