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InfoWorld: Mr. Gates, Tear Down These Walls

Mar 26, 2007, 21:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

"IBM's latest filing in the SCO case looks particularly damning; it may finally be curtains for SCO. But even if the judge dismisses the suit tomorrow, Linux customers won't be able to rest easy. As Bruce Perens reminds us, the Microsoft/Novell partnership has brought a host of new intellectual property issues to bear. And so, the cold war between Microsoft and open source software lumbers on into another year.

"As with the real Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the chief instruments of this conflict are fear and intimidation. So long as the threat of lawsuits looms, customers will hesitate before deploying open source..."

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