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The Halloween Documents: An Appreciation by Eric S. Raymond

Nov 12, 1998, 02:16 (3 Talkback[s])

"... this is where I vent my spleen at these memoranda and everything they represent about the Borg of Redmond.... I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more..."

"These memoranda lay naked the assumptions of Microsoft's corporate culture -- the insularity, the arrogance, the obsessive drive to control both markets and customers, the casual acceptance of FUD tactics, and the perversion of what should be open standards into devices for monopoly lock-in."

"More specifically, they reveal exactly how seriously Microsoft takes the threat from Linux and other open-source projects. And they reveal in detail the dirty tricks Microsoft is willing to use to stop them."

Read Eric's rant.