The New Zealand Herald: Sideshow Overshadows Real Issue
Aug 13, 2003, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Wood)
"It must have been a misguided attack of political correctness
that saw Microsoft invited to speak at the Government information
systems managers forum last Monday.
"The event was clearly identified as an open-source-software
seminar with the aim to 'explore the opportunities and challenges'
of using the software 'to provide a fit-for-purpose,
"Microsoft, built on proprietary software, is an arch-enemy of
open source so the only part it was ever likely to play was to
reiterate a well-worn list of negatives. What a waste of time.
"But it did provide some entertainment--so perhaps it was a
smart way to grab some media coverage from the two journalists