Three Myths Microsoft Tells Russia
Apr 26, 2008, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)
"I'm at the Moscow airport getting ready to fly back to the
United States. Before I leave, however, I figured it would be good
to note (and then bury) three myths that I heard perpetuated by
Microsoft at the Interop Moscow conference. They've been largely
discredited elsewhere, but it appears Microsoft prefers to keep
regurgitating the party line until abject ridicule sets in.
- "Myth: Open source can't innovate. Coming from Microsoft, I
found this galling in the extreme, especially since the Microsoft
representative was using Sharepoint as an example of Microsoft's
innovation, which is a clumsy ripoff of... ECM systems that my own
company's founder created 15 years ago at Documentum..."