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Fear Factor

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Slashdot reports that the NZ authorities are wary of using Open Source software. Seems that Microsoft's campaign against OSS is starting to show some results. Watch out for some more news articles from others making the same noises. Speaking of fear someone should point out to the security vulnerablities that MS products or any other closed source products pose. In my mind till now there hasnt been a single case where the user has had to pay or face legal actions against him for using Open Source products. And within the US the state authorities are moving towards ODF. Its a misplaced concern to start with. But the scare tactics are working.

The heads at Redmond sure have figured out a good strategy.

Tags: Microsoft OpenSource ODF FUD
posted by Rajiv, 3:23 AM

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