April 10, 2012 by openbytes
A rather short post today relating to an article which explores Microsoft’s relationship with open source and its future direction. A rather interesting (if somewhat already known) piece which states:
You know why I know Microsoft has no leadership and vision when it comes to Open-Source? Because I asked Steve Ballmer when he was in London, and he replied with this: “I don’t know, but we won’t impose any view on our divisions. I’ll come back to you by email though.”
Which then goes on to say:
Microsoft has no vision when it comes to Open-Source, no strategy and no leadership….
And this comes as a surprise or something new? Isn’t the Microsoft business model completely incompatible with the ideals and ethos of real open source software?
Its a good article though which I would recommend you read, in the meantime, taking a more generic look at Microsoft, here is a comment from a Cnet reader which I think sums up Microsoft very nicely and maybe hints on its perception with the mainstream consumer:
…Let’s face facts, Microsoft has gotten it’s hand into everything. Once there, they consistently become the 900lb gorilla in the room with a bad attitude that kills competition and is bad for consumers….
I’ll leave it there.
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