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Techworld: Live Linux or Die a Luddite, Says Sun

Mar 23, 2004, 18:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julian Bajkowski)

[ Thanks to Johnny Peptonic for this link. ]

"Only two years after publicly hugging a Microsoft executive live on stage, Sun's chief technology evangelist Simon Phipps has branded opponents of open source 'Luddites' and predicted that the current proprietary vendor dominance will crumble through sheer collective will of a new generation of IT managers.

"'The Luddites fighting the move to open source are certain to be defeated. Different parts of the software market may move to open source, at different speeds, but the move is an inevitable societal trend,' Phipps vowed.

"The latest bout of schoolyard name calling over open source comes as Sun attempts to sell its latest technology vision to the faithful assembled in Queensland, Australia for a high-end Sun soiree, hosted by vendor-neutral research and development organisation Distributed Systems Technology Center (DSTC)..."

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