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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Microsoft and Dept. of Justice Settle

Compromising with Injustice is Cowardice -- Gandhi

I see no way in which the settlement US-DOJ has reached with Microsoft provides for justice. This is a classic case of making peace with injustice to avoid a conflict.

Of course, as an independent software developer there's nothing I can do to about the settlement. But the next time the Bush Administration talks about justice and freedom, I will say, "Yeah, Right", and swallow my anger.

I am not Anti-Microsoft

Most of my friends think I am anti-Microsoft. I am not. In fact I have advocated Microsoft software such as Access, Visual Basic, Active Server Pages, and Front Page for a long time in spite of severe criticism by peers. They have been key products that have made life easy for a lot of people. I used to maintain a Visual Basic Page in the early 1990s (see whom you find for Visual Basic Source Code on Yahoo!).

It is inferior Microsoft technologies that I am against -- like COM, or Outlook Express and the security holes in IIS and Outlook and NT.

I am also against hand-twisting business approaches of Microsoft like SmartTags, and XP licensing Manager. Time and again Microsoft has destroyed its competitors, a long list of which includes Borland, Netscape, Novell, Sybase, WordPerfect, and Corel, and the process of which I find anti-competitive, and immoral, and illegal.

BTW, when is the last time you heard of a PC-startup?

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Friday, November 2, 2001
Last Modified: 11/2/2001

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