InfoWorld takes us into Day Four of the "Mundie Affair" with a
roundup of responses among Open Source developers and business
people including Brian Behlendorf, Jeremy Allison, Lyle Ball of
Lineo and Robin Gross of the EFF. Readers may be shocked to learn
they all disagree with Mr. Mundie's comments:
"Ball's comments were echoed by many on Thursday.
Jeremy Allison, a senior software engineer for VA Linux Systems and
the co-creator of Samba, an open-source Windows file and print
server that runs on a range of operating systems from Microsoft to
Apple Computer, said in an interview that Mundie's speech was a
further attempt by Microsoft to maintain what he considers the
company's chokehold on the industry.
'In terms of what the speech is trying to achieve, it seems to
entirely be about control,' Allison said. 'If they lose control of
their underlying monopoly they become a regular software
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