According to Engadget
… the Linux community has just launched Show Us the Code, a website / movement humoring Steve Ballmer’s repeated claims of burgled Microsoft IP within the open source OS
Network World has the same story here.
This is our post from last November when this was last in the news.
Archive for the 'FUD' Category
According to Engadget
PC Pro has this piece on the fast tracking at ISO of the Microsoft-inspired Office XML formats mentioned here on several previous occasions (here and here) .
With thanks to Alain Williams, UKUUG Chairman, this is what you need to know and do before Friday in order to register an objection to the fast tracking:
The document […]
“The challenge we have in the Web 2.0 world is to invent new kinds of lock-in.”
SCO’s infamous attempt to get huge sums of money by suing IBM over alleged theft of their code in the Linux kernel took a turn for the worst on Friday. The judge in the case, which is widely seen one front in the FUD campaign by proprietary software companies directed against Linux and open source […]
The Belgian government has decided to adopt the Open Document Format throughout its operations. The government will require that all departments can read ODF documents by September 2007, with a view to moving to full adoption a year later if all runs smoothly.
Peter Strickx, general manager for architecture and standards of Fedict, the organization that […]
Martin Taylor, the man behind Microsoft’s FUDdy “Get the Facts” campaign and numerous other strategies to discredit Linux, abruptly parted ways with the company last week, leaving several commentators scratching their heads:
[Suddenly], he was gone. His email was bouncing, and his bio at Microsoft.com, updated June 20, described him as (Former) Corporate Vice President.
This sounds […]
Fresh from threatening schools with the heavies over software licensing, The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) stands accused today of attempting to indoctrinate schoolchildren.
The industry group, set up 20 years ago to lobby parliament and raise awareness of copyright issues around software, announced on Wednesday a partnership with Thomas Telford school in Shropshire which would […]
Foreign Policy magazine has a fantastic piece of FUD on open source software which is “enchanting” the public sector around the world…
Across the globe, politicians are embracing open-source software with grand pronouncements and great expectations. Although they are correct to identify potential benefits, software is far more complicated than their talking points, and it may […]
Open source software is causing Microsoft serious headaches in the server market, according to a new report from Quocirca. It goes on to suggest that the growing importance of embedded software will pose a more serious, long-term threat to proprietary companies:
The third way proves a big challenge to the commercial software vendors in the long […]
A report released this week by anti-virus software company McAfee has blamed the increased prevalence of rootkits on the open source community. Rootkits, which exploit security vulnerabilities to allow third parties covert access to a computer system, exist for several operating systems but are a particular problem for Windows users.
According to Stuart McClure, senior vice […]
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave an interview to Forbes Magazine last week, an unsurprisingly FUDdy affair. Aspersions were cast on vendors’ willingness to take responsibility for problems with Linux - an accusation refuted here - but it was the vague threat of MS taking legal action against Linux vendors for patent infringement that raised the […]
One of the writers for Australia’s Sys Con took umbrage at our very own Economist Magazine for this article on open source software, describing it as “FUD-ridden” and “uninformed”.
The magazine article questioned open source’s potential for innovation, as well as relating out-of-date intelligence on the SCO saga; priceless quotes include “Linux is good at doing […]
Heise.de and ZDNet both have articles on the extraordinary revelation that an Austrian Microsoft representative had references to open source software deleted from a UN document presented to the WSIS on the grounds that free software is anti-commercial.
The original text read…
Increasingly, revenue is generated not by selling content and digital works, as they can be […]
We blogged a story a couple of days back about the Novell / New Zealand deal, and some reaction from the National Business Review over there. Unfortunately I read the news story but failed to do more than skim the reaction piece; if I had I would have been shocked - shocked - by the […]
We posted a story a couple of days back - yet another warning about the “inevitability” of a Linux pandemic - and it seems that we’re not the only one’s to notice this scattergun, rinse-and-repeat approach from security vendors.
Just in case you - like several of the posters on Newsforge - thought that was in […]
Fox News doesn’t like Massachussets. The piece was written by one Jim Prendergast of the ominous sounding Americans for Technology Leadership, which is characterised by the SourceWatch wiki (definitely worth a read) as being “frequently described as a Microsoft front group” with numerous ties to the company.
Despite what Prendergast has to say, the open source […]
According to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the number of complaints it recieved about ads published by tech companies fell by about 16% during 2004. However, the tech sector is still second only to the leisure industry in terms of number of complaints.
One of the most complained about was an installment from Microsoft’s […]
ITJungle from New York has a rather sceptical in depth analysis of a Microsoft-funded study by VeriTest comparing Windows and Linux servers.
Anyone who works with Linux will be aware of the shouting match going on between Yankee and its associates and certain sections of the IT world. We have a selection of articles from the UK press on the subject, and in the next couple of days we’ll do a more in depth write up.
First, the […]
There’s been a slew of articles in the last few days on the subject of Linux vs Windows on security. Here is a selection of them:
“Microsoft campaign targets Linux reliability” - Techworld
“Linux still seen as most secure” - Techworld
“Windows and Linux match up on maintenance costs” - Computer Weekly
“Yankee changes tack on Linux” - The […]