Thursday, November 18, 2004

Microsoft Still Acting Like Mob Family...

Via BOP we learn the NYT is reporting that Microsoft is threatening Asian governments that use Linux. Specifically, Microsoft claims that since SCO is correct in sueing IBM over supposed intellectual copyright infringement, governments are going to be in danger if they use Linux. ARE YOU EFFIN' KIDDING ME?

First off, this is a new low, even for Microsoft. I wonder if they are learning they're diplomacy skills from ShrubCo. But seriously, do we really want to tolerate a corporation going around threatening other countries?

Second, if one follows the timeline linked above, it's quite clear that SCO hasn't come close to winning it's case. This is clearly another instance of a big bully attempting to use ignorance to its advantage. Sound familiar?