Salon: Life, liberty and the pursuit of free software

[ Thanks to Tim
for this link. ]

“Microsoft says open-source software is un-American. Has the
company completely lost its mind?”

“Once upon a time, Microsoft executives confined their criticism
of Linux and free software to old-fashioned FUD — fear,
uncertainty and doubt. Linux wasn’t good enough for
enterprise-class systems, they declared. You couldn’t get quality
support, and it was too hard and clunky for average users.”

“Fair enough. But now, judging by comments made Wednesday by
Microsoft’s operating systems chief Jim Allchin (and reported by
Bloomberg News), it turns out that free and open-source software is
something far worse than anyone could possibly have imagined. It is
nothing less than a threat to the American way of life!”


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