December 14, 2000

Microsoft unleases piracy police: Open Source is best defense

Author: JT Smith

LinuxWorld reports: "Virginia Beach, Va., was forced to pay Microsoft $129,000 for software licenses, even though the city had
probably already paid for the software and did not receive due process. Some companies have suffered the
same fate; others likely will. Joe Barr explains the wherefores of Redmond's scare tactics and suggests that open
software is the best defense."
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