Microsoft Resumes Bashing Open Source

“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…”