In a move I deeply sympathise with, Anthony Fejes has left Nature Network because they have given Microsoft employees blogs.
However, his reason is that Microsoft is deeply unethical. Mine would be, that shit almost never works. The main reason I stopped using Microsoft software when and as I could was that there were simply better solutions, which played well with others. Microsoft’s philosophy is pure Hotel California: “once you check in, you can never leave”.
As a desktop publisher I constantly battled Microsoft’s formats to get them into publishable form. No other formats gave me as much trouble. It continues today: their implementation of XML is grotesque, and to use a Word-authored piece of text in a blog, for example, you need to strip out all the crap Word puts there. This is 180° the orientation of XML’s underlying philosophy; that material should be transparently reuseable.
It’s not, as Fejes says, Pepsigate. But it is Gatesgate.