Today I matched the latest arguments on the blog of Microsoft's Jason Matusow against concerns expressed in the latest Gartner survey on open source, reported by ZDNet DataPoint.
They match up pretty well.
The struggle between Microsoft and open source remains a political struggle. Advocates poke holes in one anothers' arguments. Customers vote with their wallets.
Why don't we hear anything from Apple on any of this, as when it's pushing the new Tiger release of OS X? The easy answer is they're not in the enterprise space. Still, Apple uses lawyers to protect code and trade secrets, just like Microsoft. They just don't pay the same political price.
So today's question. Might Microsoft have a better chance of success if they acted in the same way as Apple? Let's discuss it in TalkBack.