[Linux-aus] SMH and The Age :)

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Feb 25 20:08:01 UTC 2003

On Tuesday 25 February 2003 07:51 pm, Tony Nugent wrote:
> Microsoft softens stance
> http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/02/24/1046063956552.html
>   ("Microsoft and Linux evangelists called a truce in the
>   open-source war last week for a seminar examining the use of open
>   source by government agencies.")

Bollocks. Microsoft think of .NET as being an open standard; they're just 
publishing officially good vibes and hoping everyone comes to their party. 
The headline should read "Microsoft softens journo's head".

> Microsoft tool to help plug information leaks
> http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/02/24/1045935321595.html
>   ("Microsoft Corp is planning to release technology that can be
>   used to control access to content.  A media release said beta code
>   for Windows Rights Management Services (RMS), a new technology for
>   Windows Server 2003, would be 'broadly available in the second
>   quarter of 2003.'")

Another misleading headline, should say: `Microsoft releases tool to take away 
user rights' and be subheaded `Runs on Windows only, no source available'.

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