EMC, IBM, HP, and SAP Dump the BSA
Jan 17, 2011, 15:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)
"Summary: The BSA is losing key members, so there is some
explaining to do
"THE Business Software Alliance (BSA) has become known to many
as Microsoft's private police force, which Microsoft pays a lot of
money to distance itself from the bad reputation associated with
lawsuits and crackdowns.
"There must be something rather serious going on at the BSA,
which since 2008 at the very least has also become a lobbying body,
arguing for example for software patents inside European standards.
This ought to have made the BSA rather unpopular and indeed, by
comparing the BSA member list of 2008 and 2010 we find that 2008
members ("Member Spotlight" is Microsoft) are rather different from
today's (2010/2011) members and "Member Spotlight" is still