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CNET: IBM said what? ("IBM is the antithesis of open source.")Aug 03, 2001, 23:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill O'Brien)
A columnist finds something to question in IBM's enthusiasm for open source software, reaching back to IBM's attempt to push MCA on the computing world to make his case. Where both Microsoft and IBM are concerned, "both companies have missed the boat entirely":
"The spirit of open source isn't that all software must be free. It's not an entitlement program for the economically challenged or the disgruntled. Nor is the spirit of open source a mandate that everyone should be able to modify source code to suit personal needs. Not everyone can write code--in fact, programming is a skill shared by relatively few.
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