Can We Please Stop Fighting FUD with FUD?
Feb 13, 2008, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"It has long been the case that proprietary software companies
regularly engage in FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) tactics
against their opponents. This particularly seems to apply to
Microsoft's statements about free software in general and GNU/Linux
in particular. Recently I've noticed a surge in the amount of FUD
going the other way--from the FOSS community towards Microsoft and
other proprietary software companies. Why do we feel it is
necessary to fight FUD with FUD?
"According to Wikipedia FUD has been used in various contexts
since the 1920s but became more used as a terminology in the 1980s