May 9, 2001

Microsoft's May Day manifesto

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet has a column nearly a week after a Microsoft executive's anti-Open Source speech in New York. "What did strike me as interesting about the speech, however, was its tone. It wasn't a calm,
dispassionate dismissal of open source. Instead, the speech came across as an attack, as if
Microsoft feels the desperate need to discount what people see around them--that open-source
software is doing real and solid computing work for an ever-growing number of computer users,
big and small."
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