Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:58 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Recently, the Linux version of UnrealIRCd was discovered to have had a Trojan worm its way into the source code. Even more embarrassing for the developers of Unreal is that the Trojan's been holding open the backdoor in the source code since November of 2009-- not very recently. And, of course, bloggers and press in general are taking the opportunity of another breach in Linux security to point out doomsday devices that don't really exist.
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The M$ CSI Lead boys
by nillbug on Tue 15th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
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2009-09-25

At beginning of this year MS started recruiting in the US their "Linux and Open Office Compete Lead, US Subsidiary (CSI Lead)"

This people will lead the MS strategy to compete and win share against Linux and FOSS.

The job description include items like build a solid view of FOSS communities through marketing intelligence, embrace Open Source web companies and community projects and extend FOSS community marketing/evangelism.

More details can be see in this "CSI Lead" add for the Ecuador, Quito:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FvMQFdpctVsJ:h...

They will also utilize 3rd party proof points, customer testimonials, ads, PR, community marketing, analyst briefings, and field/partner readiness content, as a way to change perceptions in the industry in favour of MS and against Linux.

Unfortunately this story is be one that they will certainly fully explore for that purpose.

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