Microsoft Resumes Bashing Open Source
Sep 19, 2007, 15:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
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"What I got from Clint Patterson, public relations director for
Microsoft's Unified Communications Group, went a couple notches
beyond the 'competition is healthy' category of platitudes I'd
expected. Instead Patterson offered a broad criticism of
open-source businesses that hark back to days of yore when top
executives called the collaborative programming philosophy
'un-American' and a 'cancer.'
"'The open-source development model has yet to demonstrate the
ability to support profitable software businesses that can drive
the coordinated research and testing necessary to sustain
innovation,' Patterson said..."