"Microsoft is now nearing the end of its 'Get the Facts' UK
roadshow on Open Source. and we at The Register think it's high
time we looked at whether or not the company is getting value for
its money, and indeed at the way it's spending that money. We've
already produced a report of the London gig, but in order for you
to understand How It Works we also need to give you an idea of
what's also been going on under the covers.
"The original notice of the tour is a good place to start, and
take careful note of the wording. It is pitched as 'an open and
honest technology discussion' where you will hear 'the facts on
Linux and Open Source Software,' where Microsoft will 'open up this
debate,' and 'share with you all the latest information we have,
from all sides.' You will be helped to 'understand the open source
issues,' to 'consider the platform issues--pros and cons,' and you
will be able to question 'the platform and Linux technical
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