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My blood boils on reading these haloween documents..

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    Satissh S New Member

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    Read the Haloween documents of Microsoft and it's Sucking policies against linux and open source revealed by esr
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    In the last week of October 1998, a confidential Microsoft memorandum on Redmond's strategy against Linux and Open Source software was leaked to me by a source who shall remain nameless. I annotated this memorandum with explanation and commentary over Halloween Weekend and released it to the national press. Microsoft was forced to acknowledge its authenticity. The press rightly treated it as a major story and covered it (with varying degrees of cluefulness).
    
    The now-infamous "Halloween Document" contained references to a second memorandum specifically on Linux. Within days, copies of the second memo had been forwarded to me from two separate sources. I renamed the first annotated version "Halloween I" and set about annotating the second. While not as dramatic or sinister in its implications as its predecessor, Halloween II includes a lot of material at variance with Microsoft's public party line on Linux.
    
    This page originally continued with an anti-Microsoft jeremiad. On reflection, however, I think I'd prefer to finish by thanking the principal authors, Vinod Valloppillil and Josh Cohen, for authoring such remarkable and effective testimonials to the excellence of Linux and open-source software in general. I suspect that historians may someday regard the Halloween memoranda as your finest hour, and the Internet community certainly owes you a vote of thanks.
    
    Over time, these memoranda have grown into quite a series. The Halloween Documents I, II, III, VII, VIII and X are leaked Mucrosoft documents with annotations. IV is a satire based on an idiotic lead-with-the-chin remark by the person who was at the time Microsoft's anti-Linux point person; V is serious comment on a statement by the same fool. VI is a takedown of one of the bought-and-paid-for "independent studies" Microsoft marketing leans on so heavily, IX refutes the Amended Complaint by Microsoft's sock puppets at SCO, and XI is a field report from one of Microsoft's marketing road shows. The common theme is that the Halloween Documents reveal, from Microsoft's own words, the things Microsoft doesn't want you to know. 
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    And the worst part is it was written by an Indian (Vinod Valloppillil). For the first time, I'am ashamed to be an Indian.
    PS: I dunno this has been posted already. A search revealed no results.
     
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    Valloppillil,this family name holders are near to my place..feel ashamed he(Vinod) from my area :roll:
     
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    Can anybody be more specific and tell me what is halloween documents. Sorry i dont know anything about it
     
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    Haloween Documents are a set of strategies and studies written by vinod, a microsoft employee on countering linux and oss. Eric S Raymond got these from an unknown frnd and published to the world, so that the consumers be aware.
     
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    So by that it means its a set of strategy to throw linux of the track but its always there in sompetetion isnt there also this proves how greatly they fear the TUX
     
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