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NewsFactor: Open Source on the Brink

Sep 15, 2003, 15:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

[ Thanks to David for this link. ]

"In just the last few years, open-source software has become a major force in the technology industry. Open-source applications play a key role in the server industry, are greeted eagerly in the wireless and electronic appliance sectors, and have formed an early beachhead on the desktop.

"But now, as open-source software enters a growth period that some liken to its adolescence, it faces a number of challenges, including legal snarls and stiff resistance from proprietary-software companies.

"What do the years ahead hold for this nascent, but quite promising, software model...?"

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