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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
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>>>| 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.
>> 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
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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