May 5, 2000 12:23 PM   Subscribe

www.apache.org was for a brief time "Powered by Microsoft BackOffice".

posted by Steven Den Beste (2 comments total)
At least the Apache folks seem to be taking the hack quite gracefully.
posted by harmful at 9:11 AM on May 7, 2000

Little choice they have.

When crack dot com's server got broken into and the full source for Quake II was stolen, and instantly spread out among the hacker community, there was little id could do besides grin and bear it. When ports to Linux and OS/2 appeared, they accepted the fait accompli and turned their heads.

Had they made nasty, all that would have happened is to alienate their customer base. They really had little choice but to ignore the whole thing. Of course, suing crack dot com (which they had every right to do) would have accomplished nothing.

So it is here. If Apache makes nasty, all they do is make themselves look bad.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 12:11 PM on May 7, 2000

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