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Microsoft in FUD Shocker

May 18, 2007, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jono Bacon)

"It seems Microsoft are at it again. More software patent threats. Yadda yadda yadda. I have an odd relationship with Microsoft--on one side I know, respect and get on well with a number of people who work there, and I have been invited to their Redmond and Reading campuses and liaised with them about Open Source issues. On one side they are doing great work, listening to customers, and creating compelling products. But, then they go and resort to FUD tactics... again. One (unnamed) Microsoft employee once told me that most of the people on the ground, doing development out with customers really do get-it but Microsoft have suffered from a disconnected management clique. I am beginning to see where this person is coming from..."

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