A new blog item from the 451 Group point out to this old article:

TechWeb: Embrace open source, retiring Microsoft exec urges

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| A retiring Microsoft executive delivered a kick in the pants to his former
| employer, warning in a version of his resignation letter that he posted to
| the Internet that Microsoft is in danger of being swept away by open source.
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http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/biztech...xec/index.html

He was right. That's when Microsoft resorted to crimes (extortion,
co-called 'patent terrorism', abuse, ISO fiddling, and bribery).

BadVista has just had this one:

Aussie CIOs get clearer vista on open source

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| Local chief information officers at a Sydney conference this week were more
| interested in talking about open source and standards-based software than
| Microsoft's new operating system.
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/softwar...9273490,00.htm