Do you know what pisses me off more than the French falsely accusing Lance Armstrong of doping in the 1999 Tour de France? People who litigate, not innovate.
I would like to draw your attention today to Adobe. Adobe is trying to prevent Microsoft from implementing the File| Save As PDF feature of the next version of Office. (Office 2007.) But wait, it gets better. They want Microsoft to charge more money to customers who use this feature, even though it's a feature in both Wordperfect Office and Open Office! So it is free to use in Wordperfect and OpenOffice, but not MS Office!
The use of the PDF spec has ALWAYS been free for everyone to use, Adobe says that PDF is an open spec. So Microsoft should be able to implement this feature for free. Adobe is considering suing Microsoft for anti-trust reasons in Europe as well is a cheerleader for others who have sued Microsoft for antitrust.
Microsoft is not perfect. But this is the pot calling the kettle black.
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