Three Myths Microsoft Tells Russia

“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…”