Summary: Microsoft and its unofficial offshoots continue to grow the proprietary software industry whose goal is to grow fear of FOSS
TECHRIGHTS has been tracking the moves of Microsoft-linked companies which are creating an industry of fear of FOSS. One of those companies recently “reported a 730 percent increase in the number of open-source scans in the past year, another indication of the growing use of open source in the enterprise” (source). The problem is, based on this press release, OpenLogic continues to focus on increasing paranoia and distrust, turning those into profit.
Black Duck does the same thing and it too was created by a man from Microsoft, only to deliver proprietary software and monetise fear while pretending to be an “open source” company. The openwashing of Microsoft goes along the same lines in the press. When people say that Microsoft develops for Linux, for example, they neglect to say that it’s all about proprietary, namely Hyper-V. The word “open” is widely misused. █