Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:20 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Microsoft Microsoft . . . complained in its annual report that it was facing increasing pressure from open source companies. It claims they are stealing its ideas and benefiting from its intellectual property. "A number of commercial firms compete with us using an open source business model by modifying and then distributing open source software to end users at nominal cost and earning revenue on complementary services and products." Also see analysis at Microsoft Watch.
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Excuses...
by _txf_ on Tue 5th Aug 2008 22:10 UTC
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2008-03-17

Balmer's prejudices are well known, but it is kind of sad to see such ignorance in an official document for everyone to see.

However, this kind of document has to pass all sorts of people before it gets published and I find it hard to believe that nobody contested this point when it is so clearly untrue (or at least the pot calling the kettle black).

It almost seems like "the dog ate it" kind of excuse to the shareholders

Edited 2008-08-05 22:11 UTC

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