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Re: Microsoft Said to Have Bribed GoDaddy

__/ [ Mathew P. ] on Friday 12 May 2006 07:41 \__
> On 2006-05-12, asj spake thusly:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Open Source Fights Back
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Question: The OpenSourceParking.com announcement cites a Netcraft
>>> | report, which found that GoDaddy.com's migration from Linux to Windows
>>> | caused Apache to lose server share. Was this event the sole impetus
>>> | for OpenSourceParking.com?
>>> |
>>> | Perens: Not the first. It's part of a continuing behavior pattern by
>>> | Microsoft that I think it's fair to call "dirty fighting." GoDaddy was
>>> | using Apache (I assume on Linux) because it was a great technical
>>> | solution. They didn't switch to IIS on Windows Server 2003 for any
>>> | technical reason. The switch was accompanied by a press release by
>>> | GoDaddy, containing Microsoft promotional language. Now, I've changed
>>> | many servers from one thing to another, but I've never made a press
>>> | release about it. GoDaddy wouldn't be doing that unless Microsoft had
>>> | offered them something valuable in return. There has been talk in the
>>> | domain business that Microsoft has been offering the large domain
>>> | registries a wad of cash to switch their parked sites. There is no
>>> | other reason to do this than to influence the Netcraft figures.
>>> `----
>>>                         http://www.itbusinessedge.com/item/?ci=15108
>> I'm starting to pity Microsoft if it has to resort to stuff like this.
>> Sad. Just like IBM of before, they know that the time at the top is
>> finite.
>> But they're not going down with even a smidgen of honor or
>> respectability.
> These are the actions of a dinosaur trapped in a tar pit, unwilling
> to see, or prevent, it's own demise.

I love this analogy. Reminds me of something, as well:


Best wishes,


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