MS attacking government use of "open source"

Eray Ozkural erayo at
Thu May 23 07:29:21 PDT 2002

On Thursday 23 May 2002 14:12, Bob Drzyzgula wrote:
>    "Microsoft has argued that some free-licensing
>    regimes are antithetical to the government's
>    stated policy that moneymaking applications
>    should develop from government-funded research
>    and that intellectual property should be
>    protected."

To employees of Microsoft including those much disdained departments,

No offense to my engineer friends who work at Microsoft (microslaves) but your 
company sucks big time.

No democratic government can have a stated policy that knowledge should be 
kept away from the public, *and* be used to establish the domination of a 
privileged group.

Take some reading classes and read your constitution. First you are a citizen, 
then you are an employee. Your constitution states the concept of 
intellectual property and why it is used very clearly, which is in strong 
opposition to Microsoft's poor interpretation.


Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo at>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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