Microsoft takes on Malaysia's Open Source movement Monday, March 25 @ 16:55:37 MYT ***
Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has fired its first salvo
against the Open Source movement in Malaysia, with an article sent out in
its electronic newsletter and posted on its website.
The article, Not quite an open and shut case, was written
by Microsoft Malaysia managing director Butt Wai Choon.
According to company sources, Microsoft's e-newsletter goes out to anything
from 10,000 to 20,000 subscribers in the country.
The article argued that Open Source Software was a threat to the commercial
software industry, and sounded familiar to a speech given by Jim Allchin to
US lawmakers in Washington just a bit more than a year ago.