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Title    Microsoft's Ongoing Tactics Against Competitors Explained, Based on its Own Documents
Date    Wednesday June 12 2019, @10:05PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the same-old-M$ dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/06/12/1356223

canopic jug writes:

Microsoft's tactics against GNU/Linux have not changed much in two decades, they're just framed differently, nowadays the attacks are masqueraded as friendship and proxies are used more than before. So as a fresh look at how these established tactics are used currently to attack Free Software, a guest poster at TechRights has summarized them in a ten-chapter handbook, aptly named A Handbook for Destroying the Free Software Movement. The first two chapters cover what Microsoft is now doing through GitHub, licensing, Azure, Visual Studio, Vista10, and its other components foisted on developers. Other chapters cover manipulation of media coverage, OEM lock-in, use of attack proxies, and software patents. Most of all, these tactics have stayed true to the plans outlined over 20 years ago in the Halloween Documents.

It's written a bit tongue in cheek from Microsoft's perspective. Some material is drawn from Comes v Microsoft (aka The Iowa Case) and, as mentioned, the leaked internal memos known as the Halloween Documents.


Original Submission

Links

  1. "canopic jug" - https://soylentnews.org/~canopic+jug/
  2. "TechRights" - http://techrights.org/?stories
  3. "Introduction" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/02/handbook-fud/
  4. "Chapter 01" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/03/act-like-a-friend/
  5. "Chapter 02" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/03/microsofts-handbook-work-with-the-system-use-oems-and-your-legal-team/
  6. "Chapter 03" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/03/halloween-documents-microsoft/
  7. "Chapter 04" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/04/chapter-4-what-you-pay-for/
  8. "Chapter 05" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/05/bribe-the-moderates-to-your-side/
  9. "Chapter 06" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/06/damning-with-faint-praise/
  10. "Chapter 07" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/08/patent-war/
  11. "Chapter 08" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/09/infiltrating-other-projects/
  12. "Chapter 09:" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/11/changing-the-names/
  13. "Chapter 10" - http://techrights.org/2019/06/11/monopoly-tactics/
  14. "Comes v Microsoft" - http://www.groklaw.net/staticpages/index.php?page=ComesExhN01
  15. "Halloween Documents" - http://www.catb.org/~esr/halloween/
  16. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=34409

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