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Always On: What? The Open Source Movement; A Socialist Phenomenon?

Nov 23, 2005, 01:45 (6 Talkback[s])

"One of the fascinating battles taking place on the Web, (and there are a few big ones underway) is the growing war of words between the old-guard (more Web 1.0) capitalists, typified by Microsoft and SAP, and the open-source (more Web 2.0) development community. However, the acrimony seems to be largely flying in one direction.

"In a sign that the old guard may be starting to panic about highly collaborative open-source business models, Shai Agassi, president of the product and technology group at SAP, (who also blogs here, hello Shai) claimed that not only was Linux 'not innovative' but that it represented 'I.P. Socialism...'"

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