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NewsForge: Kicking It Up a Notch: Microsoft's Open Source Message Gains Subtlety

Apr 07, 2005, 19:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Barnaby Jeans, an IT Pro Advisor at Microsoft Canada, has a new approach to Microsoft advocacy. In the past, Microsoft executives have been reported as describing GNU/Linux as a cancer or communism. Other reports include warnings that corporate users risk being sued, and that the 'Pac-Man-like nature' of its licenses may make interoperability between applications harder. The Get the Facts Web site continues these direct attacks, although with greater detail. However, Jeans has a subtler message for corporate customers. In fact, his message is less in what he says than how he says it..."

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