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A Microsoft Secret Plan for Yahoo's Open Source?

Feb 07, 2008, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gould)

[ Thanks to AlexGr for this link. ]

"One of the most surprising things about Microsoft's bid for Yahoo is that if successful it will make Microsoft one of the two or three largest users of open source software in the world. Google is certainly the largest. The National Security Agency may or may not be second (only the spooks know for sure), but if it is then by my estimate that would make Yahoo the third.

"As Microsoft execs have been quick to point out, the combined entity will have two of everything, that is to say, two home pages, two e-mail services, two instant messaging services, two search engines, two ad platforms, and so forth..."

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