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Re: [News] Microsoft Said to Have Bribed GoDaddy

  • Subject: Re: [News] Microsoft Said to Have Bribed GoDaddy
  • From: Jim Richardson <warlock@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 21:37:05 -0700
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Erisian claw
  • References: <54654795.MEBduLcIXY@schestowitz.com> <dctcj3xh8g.ln2@tux.my.domain> <a6jg82x9vfh2.dlg@funkenbusch.com>
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On Thu, 11 May 2006 21:47:17 -0500,
 Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 11 May 2006 19:19:08 -0400, Jerry McBride wrote:
>> 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
>> Damn!!! I love this stuff. You can't trust MS to do anything legal!!!!
> What makes you think that, even if the above were true, that it would be
> illegal?

Seems like it would be pretty spot on for extortion. "Buy our stuff or
we'll threaten you, even if we have no legal ability to do so."

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