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Is Microsoft Really Any More Trustworthy?

Apr 02, 2008, 00:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Lately, Microsoft has been trying really, really hard to appear as open source's best friend. All I can say is: 'With friends like these, who needs enemies?'

"Microsoft has been making all these wonderful promises of opening up APIs and protocols. The company just forgot to mention that it is only obeying the orders of the European Union court system.

"If someone stole from you, and the courts ordered them to pay you back, how would you feel about them holding a self-serving press conference to tell you how generous they are? Or, as Michael Tiemann, head of the Open Source Initiative and a Red Hat executive, put it in an OSI blog posting on March 30th, Microsoft's new weapon against open source: stupidity..."

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