"I am a long time fan of Hugh MacLeod and gapingvoid, but when
he began a discussion on open source software as part of some work
he's doing for Microsoft, I must admit feeling more than a little
"We've seen the 'science experiment' meme before now. (It was
originated by one of Microsoft's best marketing directors almost
three years ago.) Look for the Somasegar quote well down the page.
Soma is one of the finest execs Microsoft has--he kept me sane the
first two years I worked at Microsoft--but here he's merely saying
the words he was given. Seeing the meme resurface in Hugh's post
along with other stale Microsoft messaging is not good..."