July 10, 2001
Microsoft's freedom to innovate: The oxymoron
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill tells us about this column at osOpinion: "In several recent interviews and commercial spots, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has made a number of befuddling statements of oxymoronic construction. My issue with Microsoft is not based on its competitiveness, but the arrogance with which Gates and others in the corporation continue to manufacture products that force utter dependence on Microsoft alone, claiming that because it owns the intellectual property, that excludes the company from fair and reasonable competition."