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Linuxworld: Put down the shovel - The making of a PR disaster

May 16, 2000, 03:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"Miller does not believe that Microsoft's demand was personal. "I think Microsoft is just being Microsoft," he said. He also pointed out that the letter from Microsoft didn't even come from an attorney; it was from a paralegal."

"Slashdot refused to take down any of the posts because it considered such an action to be a form of censorship. But in the end Slashdot may very well be forced to remove some or all of the offending messages. I asked Miller if he saw any possibility for a near-term resolution."

"He replied: "The perfect near-term solution would be for Microsoft to become part of the rest of the world: To say yes, it is OK for Jeremy Allison and Ted Ts'o and all the other interoperability people to work freely so that Microsoft can still remain part of the computer world when Linux and other superior operating systems become more popular than their products."

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