In a somewhat childish response to Microsoft's claim
last week that Open Source Software is
that matched Microsoft latest round of immature attacks
and speaks to Microsoft in a language that they understand -
that of a 3rd grade schoolyard bully.
Matthew J. Szulik, RedHat's CEO, effectively counters most of the Redmond FUD -
correctly pointing out that in 8 years Linux has become a far more mature
platform then anything that Microsoft has been able to ever deliver with its
Mafia-like marketing practices and its proprietary, innovation killing
Szulik points out that Microsoft is panicking as users learn the benefits of
actually owning the software they use as opposed to whatever "rights" Microsoft
chooses to allow them to have.
Finally, Szulik, challenges Microsoft to a debate. A debate I'm sure Microsoft
will never accept, knowing its only defense is FUD and while FUD can work well
in a one-sided marketing message - FUD does poorly against with a smart and
knowledgeable opponent defending the very American values of "...Freedom, access
and individual rights"