By webmink on Feb 17, 2010
It's bad enough to buy a product and be told by the manufacturer that you can't be trusted to have actually bought it so you must authenticate your purchase (usually with the surrender of your anonymity and privacy). To be told you are trusted so little you have to authenticate every three month is insulting. And to have the breakage installed silently by a mechanism you've been trusting to protect you is downright treacherous. I thought Microsoft was supposed to be changing for the better?
This is the sort of action that's open to a community when there's a decent trademark strategy in place. If you see other OpenOffice.org scams, report them on the community's marketing list.