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Open-Source Windows

Jan 13, 2009, 22:03 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"Releasing Windows under an open-source license would benefit the platform in two major ways. First, an open-source Windows could be had for free, which would mean more legitimate Windows seats around the world and fewer barriers to upgrading to the latest version of the operating system. The result would be a larger and more modern network of Windows nodes at which ISVs could target sales of their Windows applications.

"Second, a move to open-source Windows would inject an enormous amount of vitality and innovation into the platform, as the legions of user organizations, vendors and developers now invested in Windows could take the platform in new directions, the way that a much smaller community of stakeholders now does--to great effect--in the Linux community."

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