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Microsoft's annual report: A study in open-source awareness...and ignorance

Aug 04, 2008, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

[ Thanks to Matt Asay for this link. ]

"A number of commercial firms compete with us using an open source business model by modifying and then distributing open source software to end users at nominal cost and earning revenue on complementary services and products. These firms do not bear the full costs of research and development for the software. Some of these firms may build upon Microsoft ideas that we provide to them free or at low royalties in connection with our interoperability initiatives."

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