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Microsoft Resumes Bashing Open Source

Sep 19, 2007, 15:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"What I got from Clint Patterson, public relations director for Microsoft's Unified Communications Group, went a couple notches beyond the 'competition is healthy' category of platitudes I'd expected. Instead Patterson offered a broad criticism of open-source businesses that hark back to days of yore when top executives called the collaborative programming philosophy 'un-American' and a 'cancer.'

"'The open-source development model has yet to demonstrate the ability to support profitable software businesses that can drive the coordinated research and testing necessary to sustain innovation,' Patterson said..."

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