NewsForge: 'Microsoft Negotiates'
Sep 25, 2004, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)
"These two words were part of a recent NewsForge headline, and
to me they were the two most important words in it. For many years
Microsoft execs have taken an 'our way or the highway' attitude
toward almost everything. Now they seem to realize that, like it or
not, Microsoft is not the only software company in the world, and
Windows is not the world's only operating system.
"There is still plenty of institutional hatred within Microsoft
for Linux, free software, and open source. The GPL is still evil
and will destroy the software business if it continues its viral