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The Register: MS Fights Open Source with Freebies--An Eyewitness Writes

Dec 06, 2002, 10:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

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"One of Microsoft's special strengths is the speed and intensity with which the sales team (right the way up to Bill, for government and really big accounts) goes in whenever a defection is threatened. As we noted last week Open Source is currently in the counter-insurgency SWAT team's crosshairs, with who knows what discounts and pressures being deployed to nip rebellion in the bud.

"Who knows? Well, the would-be defectors, of course. What? How does free server licences grab you? One defector who declined to hock his soul to Microstopheles in exchange for absolute temporal power in the IS department, writes [his story to the Register]..."

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