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Tectonic: Open Source Must Die Die Die

Jan 28, 2006, 05:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Norwood-Young)

"The open source movement has always had its fair share of enemies. It's no secret that there's little love lost between Microsoft and the OSS community, while SCO continues its attack on Linux. These are what one might term 'above-the-line' threats--they're easy to recognise, and come from organisations that clearly have much to loose from open source's success. Companies like Microsoft have the right--and the responsibility--to protect their revenue streams and market share in what they believe to be the best manner. Only a fool would take Microsoft's 'Get the facts' campaign on face-value, and most recognise it as propaganda with a very skewed perspective on the truth.

"Although I might not like it, I can at least understand Microsoft's loathing for open source. What I can't understand is a new movement from the less-formal sector--bloggers in particular--who suddenly have it in for our community..."

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