September 28, 2003

Critique of Microsoft eyed in firing: Ex-tech officer claims report cost his job

"The ex-chief technology officer for AtStake Inc. in Cambridge said yesterday he was forced out after co-authoring a critical report about Microsoft Corp. - an AtStake client - and is weighing his legal options.

"Dan Geer's study, made public Wednesday, warned Microsoft's dominance of desktop computer operating systems poses a national security threat. Microsoft opponents said what happened to Geer shows the giant software company was once again throwing its weight around against critics."


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