OSDL right to reject Windows/Linux TCO study

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The buzz with end users this week is that the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) chose wisely when it rejected an allegedly independent comparison of Linux and Windows.

According to Microsoft, the meeting in question took place between the head of the OSDL, Stuart Cohen, and Microsoft's general manager of platform strategy, Martin Taylor at LinuxWorld San Francisco.

Taylor has become infamous with the Linux community for his role with the "Get the Facts" campaign that used Microsoft-funded research to show the TCO of Windows as being lower than Linux.

Russell Pavlicek, senior Linux architect at Cassatt Corp., an automation software vendor in San Jose, Calif., saw this latest attempt by Redmond as more of the same.

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