Well, it looks like the final nail in Microsoft’s coffin is not far off. They are now resorting to suing their competition rather than say, oh, out-competing. Brian Proffitt’s article on IT World offers up the gory details.
I loved this quote from one of Microsoft’s
Their refusals to take licenses leave us no choice but to bring legal action to defend our innovations and fulfill our responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard the billions of dollars we invest each year to bring great software products and services to market.
I took the liberty to translate the double-speak into English:
Their refusals to be extorted into buying meaningless licenses leaves us no choice but to use our ill gotten gains from years of monopoly rule to financially punish them by dragging out meaningless legal claims in the courts until such time that they relent into paying us for nothing or we bankrupt them. We must defend our lack of innovation so that we can continue to stifle technological advances and continue to sell our shitty software under long-since-dead per-seat pricing models to the unsuspecting corporate yes-men and slack-jawed middle managers that are our life’s blood.