"A senior figure at the European Commission launched an
outspoken attack on several major American IT firms on Monday,
accusing them of exerting too much influence on the progress of the
"Jesus Villasante, the head of software technologies at the EC's
Information Society and Media Directorate General, said that big
companies such as IBM, HP and Sun are just using the open-source
community as subcontractors rather than encouraging the community
to develop independent commercial products..."