Tectonic: Open Source Must Die Die Die
Jan 28, 2006, 05:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Norwood-Young)
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"The open source movement has always had its fair share of
enemies. It's no secret that there's little love lost between
Microsoft and the OSS community, while SCO continues its attack on
Linux. These are what one might term 'above-the-line'
threats--they're easy to recognise, and come from organisations
that clearly have much to loose from open source's success.
Companies like Microsoft have the right--and the responsibility--to
protect their revenue streams and market share in what they believe
to be the best manner. Only a fool would take Microsoft's 'Get the
facts' campaign on face-value, and most recognise it as propaganda
with a very skewed perspective on the truth.
"Although I might not like it, I can at least understand
Microsoft's loathing for open source. What I can't understand is a
new movement from the less-formal sector--bloggers in
particular--who suddenly have it in for our community..."