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ZDNet UK: Microsoft Needs Some Open-Source Fairy Dust

Apr 27, 2004, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Donoghue)

[ Thanks to John Heidingsfelder for this link. ]

"I thought I had a pretty good handle on the differences between the open-source community and the traditional proprietary approach to software development. But watching a Microsoft spokesperson defend his company and its whole approach to business in front of a room full of Linux zealots last week helped crystallise the gulf between the two camps--not just in business strategy but in fundamental philosophy and political bent.

"First off, Microsoft deserves some credit for actually attending the panel debate and addressing a pretty tough crowd--the Redmond gang would be hard pushed to find a less sympathetic audience than the faithful filling the hallowed halls of Linux Expo at London's Olympia..."

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