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Yahoo/CNET: IBM says Microsoft arrogant on open source

Jul 05, 2001, 19:00 (41 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by CNET staff)

As you might predict, IBM comes out against Microsoft's stance on Open Source.

"IBM has called Microsoft's recent attacks on the open-source business model "arrogance," blasting them as futile and counterproductive...."

"Microsoft's comments have branded open source as anti-American and destructive to intellectual property, but IBM, which has recently become an outspoken proponent of open source, says Microsoft is swimming against the tide."

"'Microsoft is trying to shore up its defenses as the tide is coming in,' Adam Jollans, marketing manager for IBM Software for Linux (news - web sites) in the European region. 'They're trying to stop the tide, but the tide comes in whether you want it to or not.'"

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