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ZDNet: The Rise of the Open Sorcerers

Apr 21, 2005, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Farber)

"Open source has become far more than a movement to democratize or free up software development and distribution from the clutches of companies producing monolithic, proprietary products. IBM and other establishment companies (sans Microsoft) have certainly joined, rather than opposed, the movement, mostly for reasons related to outflanking competitors. Proprietary code–the secret sauce that separates winners from losers–is getting pushed higher up in the stack..."

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