Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?
Apr 29, 2010, 17:33 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)
"Things need to change and Apple needs to be seen for what it
really is: a threat to innovation and freedom.
"For as long as anyone can remember Microsoft has been seen as
the primary enemy of free and open source software (FOSS). Free
software advocates over the years have held Microsoft up as the
pre-eminent example of how software should not be produced and
distributed; an example of how they did not want it to be.
"It wasn't without good reason that Microsoft was seen as enemy
number 1. The company has done everything in its power over the
years to undermine Linux and free software. CEO Steve Ballmer has
even gone so far as to label free software anti-American and he
never misses an opportunity to take a swipe at Linux."