More Mozilla FUD - This Time From An MIT Professor

Monday October 18th, 1999

Mike Cusumano, co-author of "Competing on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape and Its Battle with Microsoft" and professor at MIT's Sloan School of Business Management has an article at Computerworld titled "Mozilla gambit reveals risks of open sourcing". Just another in a long stream of Mozilla articles written by someone who doesn't seem to be too terribly interested in verifying his assumptions.

Thanks to Luddite for the news.

#2 What's truly bad here is....

by FrodoB

Tuesday October 19th, 1999 8:05 AM

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What's truly bad here is that he makes some assertions of fact and covers them up with overt assumptions. I have to wonder how a person became a professor of management (or perhaps there's the crux; management doesn't understand software development?) at one of the leading technological universities in the United States by writing papers that are direct regurgitations of the articles from C|net, ZDnet, et al. that we've all grown to know and love.

(On the other hand, I also know the pressures that are inherent in university work; articles must be published to get tenure, with or without research. Both of my parents are professors at the university level and face that syndrome.)