MS attacking government use of "open source"

Rivera, Angel R Angel.R.Rivera at
Fri May 24 11:19:44 PDT 2002

And let's not forget the debaucle with the performance tests from and
"independent lab" payed for by M$.

-----Original Message-----
From: Josip Loncaric [mailto:josip at]
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 1:02 PM
To: Rivera, Angel R; Robert G. Brown
Cc: Andrew Shewmaker; Bob Drzyzgula; beowulf at
Subject: Re: MS attacking government use of "open source"

"Rivera, Angel R" wrote:
> SecurityFocus just had an article on why M$ should not open source
> software.

Microsoft is secretive even about the performance of their software. 
Their latest "critical update" for Windows augments the EULA so that the
users have to agree NOT to discuss their .NET benchmarking results with
third parties without a prior written Microsoft approval.

Isn't that special?

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