"An article in CNet news.com by Martin LaMonica talks about how
Microsoft is claimed to be learning to live with Free/Libre and
Open Source. 'Software Manufacturing' vendors such as Microsoft and
IBM are making moves which on the surface look like they
accommodating, but I believe this is a distraction away from the
harmful political activism they are engaged in around technology
"While Ballmer was quoted as saying 'We compete with products.
We don't compete with movements,' the 'software manufacturing'
movement has changed its anti-competitive techniques away from
technical work to the political and legal activism. Rather than
trying to offer the best software at the best price, they are
actively lobbying to change Patent and Copyright laws to favor (or
mandate) 'software manufacturing...'"