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TechWeb: Torvalds: At Last, People "Get" Open Source

Nov 16, 1999, 16:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Glascock)

"I would find it interesting if Microsoft opened Windows source code," Torvalds said, responding to an audience question. "There would be a lot of positive things, but I don't that is going to happen in the near future...."

"Over time, as open source has been commercialized," Torvalds said, "open source still flourished, because it is also about bring the users and programmers closer together...."

"Everyone always hears that competition is good and that is why you have antitrust lawsuits," he said, drawing laughter and cheers. "Development thrives on competition."

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