I will admit it: I think Microsoft and other proprietary companies are often guilty of spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) about open source. Microsoft did it recently with its "number-crunching"and . To me it's clear: proprietary software companies feel threatened by open source and react with FUD.
But is the inverse also true? Do open-source companies/projects/developers do the same thing about Microsoft and other proprietary companies? Of course they/we do. Some of it may well be based on good information and given for good reasons, but I'm not sure the open-source world has cornered the market on good intentions. Somehow it's considered OK to FUD one way but not the other.
A double standard? Thoughts?