The Standish Group’s VirtualBeacon gives new meaning to FUD

If you’ve been following Linux Today over the weekend, you read
an article from the “Standish Group”, which was littered with
groundless mis-informations about Linux. The article was originally
mailed out to their mailing list, and we posted it here. I must
apologize to our readers, but I received this E-Mail this

    From: Annie Archambault <annie@standishgroup.com>
 Subject: Virtual Beacon from Standish Group
    Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 09:41:55 -0500
      To: webmaster@linuxtoday.com

I am the editor at The Standish Group and was quite surprised to find that
you have published our VirtualBeacon, which is copyrighted material, on
your Web site. Please remove it at once. The VirtualBeacon is a weekly
newsletter that we e-mail only to our subscribers.  There is a copyright
notice at the bottom of the letter which was removed in the version you

Chris Cox, the person who e-mailed you the newsletter, is not actually one
of our subscribers. We are contacting BEA Systems in regard to this as well.

I expect to see the copyrighted material removed immediately, as you know
this is illegal.

Thank you,

The Standish Group
586 Olde King's Highway
Dennis, MA 02638
Ph: 508.385.7500
Fax: 508.385.7522


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