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CNET News.com: LinuxOne's IPO filing irks the faithful

Oct 05, 1999, 14:20 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Has newcomer LinuxOne taken the open-source philosophy, under which companies can freely leverage each others' ideas, to a new level?..."

"What observers find interesting, however, is that some passages of the LinuxOne filing read like a mirror image of Red Hat's filing."

"Indeed, many of the descriptions LinuxOne provides of its strategy and market opportunity are identical to the words found in the earlier Red Hat filings. For example, both companies "seek to establish a position as a leading provider of open source software and services" by "expanding our professional services capabilities to capture large corporate business on an enterprise basis" and "increasing market acceptance of open source software, particularly through technology alliances and sharing our development efforts and resources with third-party developers."

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