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Divide and Conquer: How Microsoft Fractures Free and Open Source Software, GNU/Linux

http://techrights.org

Latest examples of Microsoft's strategy, wherein it sends out affiliates to pretend to be FOSS people and then promote software patent deals, separation between Open Source and Free software, departure from the GPL, promotion of "open" core (proprietary) as "Open Source", and demotion of free/libre platforms like GNU/Linux along with free suites/formats like ODF

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Rethinking Canonical’s Ubuntu Business Strategy

http://www.workswithu.com

If you'd asked us in 2007 or 2008 to summarize Canonical's grand strategy, our answer would have centered around beating Red Hat and Novell on the Linux server front.  But fast forward to the present and a lot has changed.  That's why it's time for a reevaluation of Canonical's goals and future, and its relationship with other major players in the Linux ecosystem.

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Leaked Microsoft Slides (2003): How to Win Against GNU/Linux

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Microsoft's recognition of the GNU/Linux threat as shown in its internal, confidential presentations

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Bill Gates on C# as “Key Element in Preventing Commodization by Linux”

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Insights from Bill Gates (and colleagues) on platform strategy .

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Microsoft’s Latest Lie Attack Against GNU/Linux and ODF

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A FEW DAYS ago, evidence was used to show that Microsoft strives to marginalise 'dissent' such as GNU/Linux. The GPL, unlike anything Apple would ever adapt to, is too disruptive for Microsoft's business to tolerate. There is a perceptual level at which GNU/Linux can be suppressed, by creating the illusion that GNU/Linux is scarcely adopted and then working hard to make it so.

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Then They Lie, Then They Fight You, Then They Choose Your Products

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Phases of an ongoing Microsoft crisis, in detail. HOW CAN ONE tell that Microsoft stands on its last leg? Well, there are many yardsticks one can use, but one of them is a purely behavioural one. Microsoft employees, for example, are attacking competitors out in the open right now.

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Microsoft Describes Latest Anti-GNU/Linux Push as “Charitable”

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Bill Gates: “They’ll get sort of addicted, and then we’ll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade.” Beware of the Microsoft bearing "addictive" gifts. THIS is not another post about EDGI, but it sure illustrates how Microsoft spins its "addiction" trips (see quote at the top) as something of charitable value.

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Microsoft’s Armament Against Free Software and Other Software Patents News

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A close look at Microsoft's maneuvers that may compromise Free software later on

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Authorities in China and Australia ‘Sell’ Their Children to Microsoft

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It's no hoax: “They’ll get sort of addicted, and then we’ll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade.” -Bill Gates. WELL, what can we say? Like most such deals, it smacks of collusion or dumping, sometimes even bribes like Live@Edu, public looting, or even addiction techniques like the *Spark programmes.

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Open Cloud Manifesto Would be Absolutely Right to Exclude ISO Corrupter, Microsoft

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THERE is some outrageous coverage in the press which not only misses the point that Microsoft was kept inside the "Open Cloud Manifesto" loop; it also falls for Microsoft's PR stunt, which almost characterises the company as a proponent of openness.

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Why Recession Is Causing Enterprises to Rethink Open-Source Strategy

http://www.eweek.com

Budget limitations and continued improvement in software and associated services are making open-source software alternatives such as MySQL, SUSE Linux, OpenOffice.org and plenty of others look mighty good to IT managers and CFOs.

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India Moves to Free Software, So Microsoft Fights Back with Gentle Bribes and Partners

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Political parties in the country embrace FOSS, but Microsoft carries on with EDGI, gifts, and dumping of software

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Microsoft’s Path of LAMP Destruction: From Novell to Apache (the L to the A)

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Novell is left vulnerable by Microsoft while Microsoft proceeds to similar strategies further up the (G)LAMP stack

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Why Microsoft has chosen to go after Linux now

http://www.itwire.com

A couple of months back, at Australia's national Linux conference, a young Microsoft employee sat down with me and discussed ways in which Microsoft has contributed to open source.

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Old Proof That Microsoft Dislikes Free/Open Source Software

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Microsoft's grant to students demands use and practice with non-Free software

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