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Three Myths Microsoft Tells Russia

Apr 26, 2008, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"I'm at the Moscow airport getting ready to fly back to the United States. Before I leave, however, I figured it would be good to note (and then bury) three myths that I heard perpetuated by Microsoft at the Interop Moscow conference. They've been largely discredited elsewhere, but it appears Microsoft prefers to keep regurgitating the party line until abject ridicule sets in.

  1. "Myth: Open source can't innovate. Coming from Microsoft, I found this galling in the extreme, especially since the Microsoft representative was using Sharepoint as an example of Microsoft's innovation, which is a clumsy ripoff of... ECM systems that my own company's founder created 15 years ago at Documentum..."

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