Why Ballmer's Protection FUD Matters

eWeek's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes about Steve Ballmer, the Sopranos and the protection racket, discussing why this matters.

Ballmer is sending two other hidden messages though.
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The first is that there's something unsavory about Linux and open source.
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that there is no innovation or creation in open source.
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As for new ideas, open source is the new idea of the 21st century.