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  Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Free software advocates now often apply FUD as a label to the people who they feel are trying to make the FUD smears against Linux or other open source projects like Mozilla Firefox.
FUD can be used to offhandedly 'smear' criticism or legitimate debate, even in cases where the allegations are without merit or are merely implied; this tactic is often used in cases where the initial publicity surrounding claims of FUD is likely to vastly overshadow any subsequent retraction.
Who actually utilizes FUD is a question that leads to difficulties with distinguishing objective and subjective truth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fud   (883 words)

  
 BL81030 Blackwater FUD Snow Goose 3 Pak | Guppys Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 FUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Fud Livingston, 1906-1957 Now this is a blues for Fud, poor Fud, so swing that butt, baby, and shake that thing, but do it nice, honey, and not too much.
FUD, or fear, uncertainty and doubt, is the strategy to erode the confidence a prospect...
FUD can be used to offhandedly 'smear' criticism or legitimate debate, even in cases where the allegations are without merit or are merely implied; this tactic is often used in cases where the initial publicity surrounding claims of FUD is likely to vastly overshadow any subequent retraction.
hallencyclopedia.com /FUD   (844 words)

  
 FUD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
FUD is an abbreviation for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt, a sales or marketing strategy of disseminating negative but vague or inaccurate information on a competitor's product.
At the same time, those being smeared can dismiss legitimate criticism as simply being FUD tactics, for example when usability defects in OSS are commented on by marketing directors of competing companies.
Bush supporters also accused their opponents of using FUD by spreading rumors about a possible military draft should Bush be re-elected [3] (http://www.uncorrelated.com/archives/2004/09/democrat_fud_fe.html).
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/FUD   (943 words)

  
 FUD
In the computer software industry, (and by extension, those who are connected with it) FUD is an abbreviation for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
FUD was first defined by Gene Amdahl after he left IBM to found his own company, Amdahl: "FUD is the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that IBM sales people instill in the minds of potential customers who might be considering Amdahl products." (quoted in [1]) Eric S. Raymond speaks more about this in [1]:
The Halloween documents (leaked internal Microsoft documents whose authenticity is verifiable) use the term FUD to describe a potential tactic, as in "OSS is long-term credible...
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/f/fu/fud.html   (470 words)

  
 FUD
FUD is an abbreviation for Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt.
Opponents of certain large computer corporations claim that the spreading of FUD is a conscious business technique for these corporations.
FUD tactics can not be used to combat it.".
www.findword.org /fu/fud.html   (634 words)

  
 FUD - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation FUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In doing so, FUD takes on somewhat of a double meaning, as it is insinuated that those trying to spread the fear, uncertainty, and doubt are fuddy duddies who are too backward and set in their ways to acknowledge the value of something new and innovative.
Many supporters of John Kerry accused George W. Bush of using a FUD based campaign in the 2004 U.S. presidential election http://3martini.typepad.com/3martini/2004/10/bush_bangs_the_.html.
Bush supporters also accused their opponents of using FUD by spreading rumors about a possible military draft should Bush be re-elected http://www.uncorrelated.com/archives/2004/09/democrat_fud_fe.html.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/FUD.html   (815 words)

  
 Free Software Magazine - The FUD-based Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
For the uninitiated, FUD stands for “Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.” It is a term popular within the free software community, used to describe the use of lies and deceptive rhetoric, aimed chiefly at free software projects.
In brief, the goal of FUD is to make money when the free software competition cannot be defeated fairly in the marketplace.
CEOs such as Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy advance FUD from time to time as it suits them, but are not as single-mindedly unrelenting as the worst of the bunch.
freesoftwaremagazine.com /free_issues/issue_02/fud_based_encyclopedia   (626 words)

  
 FUD
The Halloween documents, leaked internal Microsoft documents whose provenance is not in doubt, use the term FUD to describe a potential tactic, as in "OSS is long-term credible...
FUD tactics can not be used to combat it." More recently, Microsoft has issued statements about the "viral nature" of the GNU General Public License (GPL), which are widely believed by computer industry observers to be attempts at spreading FUD.
The SCO Group's 2003 lawsuit against IBM, claiming intellectual property infringements by the open source community, is also widely regarded as being an attempt at spreading FUD.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/f/fu/fud.html   (341 words)

  
 FUD
Thus FUD method #2 is usually disguised by sandwiching it between other FUD methods in hopes that granules of truth ooze out and hide the fact that you're lying, or by application of distraction techniques and techniques of propaganda such as ``leading questions'' or ``the big lie'' in order to bluff your audience.
Another example of a long-term viability FUD is to point out that the industry is moving toward low-cost commodity operating systems, and that it is always more expensive to build an operating system from scratch than to build one from commodity components.
Facts are not always useful in combatting FUD (the whole point of FUD is to convince someone of an opinion contrary to the facts, after all), but using the atom bomb should be a last resort, pulled out after all other possible ways to win the battle have been explored.
www.cristhom.com.br /press/FUD.html   (7534 words)

  
 FUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
FUD is a long lived datagram daemon started from master that provides information about when a user last read their mail, when mail last arrived in a user’s mailbox, and how many messages are recent for that user.
FUD will automatically proxy any and all FUD requests to the appropriate backend server if it is runing on a Cyrus Murder frontend machine.
FUD is an experimental interface meant to provide information to build a finger-like service around.
www.kumnye.com /DOCS/cyrus/fud.8.html   (230 words)

  
 Freedom For Fission- when in doubt, cry FUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
FUD, or fear, uncertainty and doubt (pronounced "fuhd"), is the rhetorical technique of using exaggerated or hypothetical concerns to encourage fear.
It is hypothetical and unsubstantiated, but the possibility that the fear might be valid is enough to prompt serious objections to the building of masts in schools, or anywhere near populated centres for that matter.
But initially, FUD regarding the use of radioisotopes in medical treatment caused resistance to what has proven to be a remarkable tool for saving lives.
www.geocities.com /freedomforfission/deb/fud.html   (653 words)

  
 Erie Church Of Christ - FUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
As I read the article it dawned on me that FUD is not only a computer industry phenomenon but actually a spiritual principle with far reaching implications.
In fact, if FUD makes its appearance in your life you can be sure that failure and defeat are lurking near by.
By definition FUD and anxiety are worried thoughts that pull you in a thousand directions.
www.eriekscofc.org /fud.html   (954 words)

  
 FUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The FUD should be just as much attributed to newsFactor is it is from these "market research" companies.
Yes, worry is natural during what she calls the "fud zone" period - that's a time of fear, uncertainty, doubt.
To inform the population that it was FUD.
ntalert.com /nanotechnology_news/2005_01/FUD.html   (1173 words)

  
 What is FUD
FUD sands for Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt.It is a marketing technique used when a competitor launches a product that is both better than yours and costs less, i.e.
This classic FUD pack occurred together with a dealer package designed to make it financially advantageous to offer MS DOS with windows, and the result is history.
Whilst the DR DOS case may be one of the most significant events in the story of the PC, my favorite FUD factor event pre-dates this, before FUD was a household world, and the story relates to hardware, not software.
www.cavcomp.demon.co.uk /halloween/fuddef.html   (903 words)

  
 The FUD FAQ
The FUD FAQ is a list of frequently discussed topics that are used to create Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) about the Open Source and GNU movement and the products created by them.
FUD is a particularly nasty way for a company to campaign against a less well-known product.
FUD may come in the form of half-truths, lies, innuendo or facts taken out of context.
fud-counter.nl.linux.org /fud-faq.html   (3316 words)

  
 FUD Campaigns - A Quick Look at How Deliberate Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt are Ruining American Culture. - Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A FUD Campaign is a barrage of information either true, or not, that plays on the fears and expectations of the masses in order to keep them from adopting an idea that is counter-beneficial to the organization that initiates the campaign.
We may even be victims of FUD Campaigns that aren’t necessarily organized by any particular institution, but are a result of a general attitude which we have adopted.
In fact, in some cases, the FUD Campaign may not even be recognized by the person doing it.
maxpages.com /navelgazer/FUD_Campaigns - !http://www.maxpages.com/navelgazer/FUD_Campaigns   (789 words)

  
 Fabryka Urzadzen Dzwigowych: FUD podpisał umowę długoterminową.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
FUD has a long tradition in the manufacture of slewing cranes, with over 550 having been built to date.
Most of these have been for shipyards, whereas the hydraulic equilibrium balanced crane of the Sobemai design, is better suited for high speed precision loading and unloading of bulk materials.
Apart from the covering manufacturing, the Agreement establishes FUD S.A. as the exclusive sales agent for Sobemai style cranes, their service and spares for Poland and authorised dealer for countries to the south and east of Poland.
www.fud.com.pl /news/200307aa.htm   (207 words)

  
 Randy Holloway's Longhorn Weblog : The FUD begins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Maybe he meant *pro*-Microsoft FUD, as the Register seems to be interested in all the leaked screenshots.
FUD is often used to cast doubt on a product or vendor in general, without respect to any specific competing products or services.
For example, there is often FUD about Microsoft "lock in" with the browser, and this is spread by people that don't have anything to do with the development of alternative browsers.
www.longhornblogs.com /rholloway/archive/2003/10/26/712.aspx   (571 words)

  
 News: Shouting FUD is not the same as disagreeing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
chris on 2003-Mar-22 03:33 PM The term FUD is in serious danger of becoming overused, and not only by the kneejerk slashdot crowd.
I've never met Cedric and I know he works for BEA (which seems to be seen by some people as bad, but whatever), but from correspondence and reading his blog he seems to be a hardcore geek.
From the jargon file: [fud] has become generalized to refer to any kind of disinformation used as a competitive weapon.
www.cwinters.com /news/display/868   (1013 words)

  
 Bambooweb: FUD
The result is that many companies' IT departments buy software which they know to be technically inferior because upper management is more likely to recognize the brand.
It should also be kept in mind that the term FUD can be abused, to label any criticism as heretical.
For example, if a benchmark shows Windows performing better than Linux, it is likely to be denounced as a FUD regardless of its merit.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/f/u/FUD.html   (489 words)

  
 Wal-Mart Plays the FUD Game
Accel Partners is now playing the FUD game on behalf of its partner, Wal-Mart, against Amazon.com.
FUD is what we heard from Barnes & Noble a few years ago, from CDNow some time afterward, then from Reel.com and Toys R Us - and it's what we're hearing now from Best Buy and eBay.
Each display of FUD has been followed by a time of testing.
www.clickz.com /experts/archives/ebiz/ebiz_report/article.php/820341   (671 words)

  
 [svlug] Effective Community Response to FUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It isn't a matter of being factual or responsible or earning the trust of the at large computing community: It is what the engineers and administrators who work with and advocate the M$ products need to support their perspective.
Standing in the shoes of that audience--those who support the installed base of NT and the desktop products, one can appreciate FUD for what it is. One can realize that M$ no doubt invested a substantial effort to craft each point of focus in the FUD specifically for the intended audience.
Much of this most recent FUD is nonsensical and could end up completely backfiring on M$, assuming a best case response by the open source community.
www.svlug.org /pipermail/svlug/1999-October/020642.html   (512 words)

  
 Libervis.com - Striking back with: FUDZilla! - Libervis.com news - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The fud is not what really worries me, what does worry me is all the trusted computing initiatives going around.
It's here just to serve as a "one stop" place to find all the reported FUD until now and it's counterarguments and possibly to serve as a resource of anti-fud responses and arguments to refer to when you want to prove that a news story or article is a FUD.
If one FUD spreading article has been reported here, it is enough to just post a comment at its source with a link to it's report in FUDZilla where a valid argumented response would already be present.
www.libervis.com /modules/news/article.php?storyid=42   (1192 words)

  
 Fabryka Urzadzen Dzwigowych: FUD bliżej Mińska Mazowieckiego.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Mr Bogusław Szulc and Mr Jerzy Brzyski, owners of FUD, listen to a speech by the Mayor of Minsk Mazowiecki at the opening ceremony.
During this time reaching the town centre from FUD required a drive through the woods, a round trip of some 10 kilometres.
Thanks in particular to the efforts of the Town's Mayor, Mr Zbigniew Grzesiak, working closely in cooperation with Local Government agencies, the Railway Company and of course FUD itself, a new road was officially opened 11th November, Poland's Independence Day, reconnecting FUD and the surrounding areas directly with the town.
www.fud.com.pl /news/200311aa.htm   (141 words)

  
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 FUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Defined by Gene Amdahl after he left IBM to found his own company: “FUD is the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that IBM sales people instill in the minds of potential customers who might be considering [Amdahl] products.
After 1990 the term FUD was associated increasingly frequently with
Microsoft, and has become generalized to refer to any kind of disinformation used as a competitive weapon.
www.catb.org /~esr/jargon/html/F/FUD.html   (238 words)

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