Can’t be arsed to check facts
Summary: Portrayal of Microsoft software and frameworks as “open” continues at Ars Technica, which just too happily conflates proprietary with FOSS
A week or so ago we wrote about Microsoft's very latest openwashing effort surrounding .NET, attempting to portray proprietary Windows lock-in as "open". Not surprisingly, Microsoft’s booster Peter Bright was trying to help Microsoft with this deception, writing not just in the Microsoft section but also the in the “open source” section of Ars Technica, which is biased and unreliable on software matters (worse now than ever before). Sosumi, who sent us a headsup about it, characterised this as Microsoft “spreading its tentacles”, taking over “open” using malicious proprietary software. The propaganda piece says “Visual Studio has previously supported third-party platforms” (contingent upon malicious software from Xamarin).
Here again we see the role of the Microsoft- (by proxy) funded Trojan horse which is Xamarin.
For many years Ars Technica has been promoting Mono and Moonlight, so this behaviour is not too shocking. The same is done by Wired (as we demonstrated before), which is owned by the same company (Conde Nast). What’s with this agenda? █