Blog Wars Go Big: HP Tells Sun's Schwartz To Shut Up

from the wow dept

Amazing. Sun’s President Jonathan Schwartz started blogging at the beginning of this past summer, and jumped right into it. He’s obviously been enjoying himself with the blog (when not filing for random patents), publicly tweaking all of his competitors one by one. While Red Hat execs responded in kind on their blog, HP apparently hasn’t quite figured out the whole “blog” thing yet. Instead of ignoring it or responding publicly, they have apparently sent Schwartz a letter, which basically tells him to shut up on his blog. While this is a bit more high stakes than your usual blog flamewar, HP is apparently learning that trying to muzzle bloggers, no matter who they are, tends to end badly… and very, very publicly.

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