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
"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..."