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Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software

Jun 03, 2014, 15:00 (4 Talkback[s])

Time was when Microsoft executives thought nothing about publicly dissing open-source software as distinctly un-American.

Everyone has their pet theories. Some even drew a direct line back to the company's early days dating to 1976, when co-founder Bill Gates published an open letter chiding hobbyists for using Microsoft's Altair Basic program without paying for the product.

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