[clug] Microsofts' view of reasons for its 'monopoly'
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Apr 26 04:59:28 GMT 2004
Hugh Fishers' talk a month ago generated extreme interest & discussion.
Saw this & thought some of you may be interested - Microsofts' view of why
people don't leave - the high cost of getting out.
>From below: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040422231316209
"The commission also quotes an internal memo from Microsoft Senior Vice
President Bob Muglia to the Developer Tools division, dated August 16,
1996, as saying: 'In short, without this exclusive franchise, called the
Windows API, we would have been dead a long time ago.'"
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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 10:02:17 +0800
From: Leon Brooks <leon at cyberknights.com.au>
To: Open Source Industry Association <osia-discuss at lists.opensource.org.au>
Subject: Re: [Osia-discuss] Juicy tidbits
On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 09:02, Con Zymaris wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 10:59:20AM +1000, David Kempe wrote:
>> Con Zymaris wrote:
>>> Not sure if this has been floated in this forum as yet, but
>>> someone recently sent me a link to:
>> great points, but that link didn't work for me.
>> is this a leaked email or something?
> I think the page does a refer to another one.
See also these non-Linux-geek sites:
...and a secondary source with great commentary:
Speaking of GrokLaw, they seem to have recently unearthed a number of
informative links between the failed MarchFirst group and the failing
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