Ouch. This is quite a statement from a CEO.
||ZDNet wrote: Q: Some commentators have claimed that Microsoft is beginning to soften its stance on open source and Linux, and is becoming less confrontational--is that something you have witnessed?
"They continue to be as aggressive as hell, as far as I am concerned. They have still got an awful lot of firepower."
What do you expect them to do? Sit around and get attacked from all sides by a bunch of kids in their basements? Microsoft earned the right to be where they are today, and why should they let up now? The open source zealots need to realize they are up against
engineers, and a company that is led by ex-Harvard geniuses. When the open source nuts get a clue about how the real world works, let me know.
I would refer to them as "nuts". Several large companies have money invested into open source. My point was that it was a rather tart comment from a well-known CEO, and yes, as Manip so eloquently pointed out, it is a business at the end of the day. My apologies
if you took offense at my comments.