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Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Eric Raymond on Microsoft

Dec 02, 2003, 18:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Bishop)

"Eric Raymond, president of the Open Source Initiative, points to the transcript of a recent conference call in which he was quizzed about open source by Prudential Securities analyst Brent Thill and a group of Prudential Securities investors.

"At one point, Thill asks Raymond, 'Is there a way that Microsoft could coexist with the open source movement?'

"Raymond answers, 'It's hard to see how because they're used to a level of pricing and a level of profits that can really only be sustained if you have monopoly lockout. So in that sense I don't really see how they could survive...'"

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