Open source vs. commercial software

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| Microsoft fighting open source even as it embraces it.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...nd_50arguments

Corporate open source advice

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| Faking it, or "level 0" participation, is doing PR blitz around open source
| but not actually using an open source license. "There isn't a lot of point to
| doing this unless you want to destroy trust," Fitzgerald says.
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http://www.linuxworld.com/community/?q=node/1631

Microsoft has already destroyed trust with "unamerican", "communism",
and "cancer".


Related:

My resolve to treat Microsoft like any another license submitter is being
sorely tested.

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| They haven't stopped at pushing a "standard" that is divisive, technically
| bogus, and an obvious tool of monopoly lock-in; they have resorted to lying,
| ballot-stuffing, committee-packing, and outright bribery to ram it through
| the ISO standardization process in ways that violate ISO's own guidelines
| wholesale.
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| [...]
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| This is not behavior that we, as a community, can live with. Despite my
| previous determination, I find I'm almost ready to recommend that OSI tell
| Microsoft to ram its licenses up one of its own orifices, even if they are
| technically OSD compliant. Because what good is it to conform to the letter
| of OSD if you're raping its spirit?
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http://opensource.org/node/192