Why Microsoft Wants Us to Get All Mixed Up

“This is by no means a new approach. Some years back I was in a
meeting with a senior Microsoftie in the UK. Nominally, he wanted
to talk to me about Microsoft’s “new” free software-friendly
attitude — isn’t it telling how often Microsoft keeps promising
that *this* time it really means it? But judging by the frantic
scribbles of the marketing droid at the back of the room, who was
trying to capture everything I said (don’t they have tape recorders
at Microsoft?), they were more interested in pumping me for
insights into free software that might furnish some conceptual
ammunition against it.”

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