FUD = F = fudge
FUD wars /fuhd worz/ n.
[from FUD] Political posturing engaged in by hardware and software vendors ostensibly committed to
standardization but actually willing to fragment the market to protect their own shares. The Unix International vs. OSF
conflict about Unix standards was one outstanding example; Microsoft vs. Netscape vs. W3C about HTML standards is
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, this entry manually entered by rootbeer277.