MS attacking government use of "open source"

John Nelson john at
Fri May 24 15:21:18 PDT 2002

They tried this with one of their database products... you are forbidden 
from making any performance tests public.  Doesn't that tell you what 
kind of company you're dealing with when you buy Microsoft products? 
Sounds more like a closed, totalitarian, police state to me.

-- John

Josip Loncaric wrote:
> "Rivera, Angel R" wrote:
>>SecurityFocus just had an article on why M$ should not open source their
> 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?
> Josip


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