[Discussioni] link: How Microsoft uses open source to fight open source

leonardo leonardo a lilik.it
Gio 11 Feb 2010 11:32:12 CET


Paolo Pedaletti wrote:
> ciao
> interessante osservazione:
> 
> http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=5822&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zdnet%2Fopen-source+%28ZDNet+Open+Source%29&alertspromo

probabilmente lo avrete giÓ visto, ma c'e' un documento della
commissione europea che descrive basandosi su fatti accertati e
comunicazioni interne emerse come microsoft abbia portato avanti da
sempre una serie di iniziative anticompetitive
(http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20090421111327711). Ad
esempio, riguardo a Java (scusate il cut&paste da pdf):

Microsoft immediately recognized Java as middleware and moved to
eliminate this threat. As usual, Microsoft first embraced Java by
licensing the technology from Sun Microsystems and investing in building
its own Java-related developer tools. Microsoft then extended its Java
developer tools with its own proprietary technology. In fact, Microsoft
went so far as actively to deceive Java developers into believing that
the Microsoft Java tools were platform independent. In an internal
email, Microsoft software engineer Ben Slivka instructed Microsoft’s
Visual Studio team: “Don’t encourage new cross-platform Java classes;
especially don’t help get great Win32 implementations written/deployed.
Do encourage fragmentation of the Java classlib space....”.

In pratica in questo caso MS ha intuito la pericolositÓ di software
multi-piattaforma, ha dato a credere di appoggiarla, in realtÓ ha
prodotto sviluppi incompatibili con qualsiasi altro sistema. Mi pare che
assomigli al caso citato.

ciao,
leonardo.


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