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'Show us the code' project supposedly silenced by Microsoft

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Back in February, a blogger who went by the alias "DigDuality" got fed up with Microsoft's accusations of the open source community. And so, from work, he started a website that challenged Microsoft to find any IP violations *nix was making. May came, May went, and the website became about as active as an exhausted gold mine. Now, a few days into July, "DigDuality" has returned to his blog. He claims that Microsoft traced the website to DD's company, and that Microsoft threatened his company. The company, according to DD, then proceeded to give DD a choice: he could either keep the website running, or keep his job. DD preferred the latter, and so, the website has remained inactive for quite some time. DD refused to name the company that told DD to hold his tongue.

Source: The Inquirer


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WOW!! This is some serious shit. If this is true then damn....even Microsoft??


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theinquirer said:
DigDuality was dragged into his manager's office, falsely accused of having a political agenda for his Open Sauce campaign and told if he didn't stop posting then he would be fired. In the end DigDuality kept his mouth shut until after he could find another job. Unfortunately he didn't name and shame the outfit.

Source: The Inquirer

[voice=homer] mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Open Sauce Campaign [/homer] :laugh:


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What else would you expect from Microshaft.


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Microsoft has no rights to silence opinion and fact, nomatter how much they may like to think they do. I would of simply moved the site, and told Microsoft to go shaft themselves.


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This just sounds like some linux fanboy's fantasy story.

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Ultimately, it doesn't matter, since Linus pretty much echoed the same sentiments, i.e. "Show us the patents or shut the .... up. If we're infringing, we'll write around your stupid, trivial patents". Not in his words mind, but to that effect. This just shows how much he thinks of the claims, as usually he just shuts up so long as everything's easy for him - he's no political personality.

All Microsoft has done here is bought their resistance free publicity.
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Oh, it's okay guys, this is just capitalism at work and Microsoft is a company and they have the moral right to do anything they want about their product.


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I have a hard time believing that Microsoft would even waste their time with something this trivial.

It's more likely that the company found out he was using their equipment for non work related activities and told him to knock it off or lose his job.

I, of course, could be wrong.