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Proprietary Software is From Dark Ages

May 14, 2007, 00:00 (9 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to linuxdude for this link. ]

"Recently Dana Blankenhorn wrote on ZDNet blog titled Open Source is bad for vendors. In the post, he said the following

"Many of these vendor fears are wrapped up in the phrase 'intellectual property.' What you do for me becomes my property.

"But why should it? Why should you, as an employer, continue to profit from the work I perform as your employee? Why should you, as a vendor, continue to control the machine I bought from you?

Dana is exactly on the point. This is the kinda argument I make in my open source evangelism..."

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