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MS-open source hostilities muddled: META Group - Feb. 29, 2004

MS-open source hostilities muddled: META Group - Feb. 29, 2004

Precisely why the media has such a power over public opinion. I won't be surprised if MS will release stuff like this, even through other institutions and organizations which are obviously pro-MS. I just hope UP would be more vocal about its stance regarding Open Source and Free Software.

If people would only get to hear both sides of the story from different people (not just from one consultant/public relateions person) then surely it would be a fairer battlefield in terms of public opinion (and influencing it). I won't be surprised if the dailies who released this article (even through the net) has recieved MS software as a partner, or a customer. I won't even be surprised if there isn't a single Linux box in the building.

Besides, what would you expect? It's all a business to people, and they never really consider the fact that maybe, just maybe it's more on ideology than business. What makes a man tick is not just what he eats, but what motivates him to eat in the first place.

I hope people think about that more than they currently do.

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