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ITBusiness.ca: Will Open Source Ever Destroy its Proprietary Prey? Ask Apache

Apr 15, 2006, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Meckbach, Shane Schick)

"It's not a good idea to make predictions about death, other than the fact that it will happen to all of us eventually. That's why you don't often see 'The death of' headlines much on ITBusiness.ca, even when the future of thin-client PCs, DOS and other technologies looks far from promising. Just as video failed to completely kill off the radio star, I think it's probably premature to finger open source as the murderer of commercial software.

"Apache Foundation chairman Greg Stein, on the other hand, had no problem giving a five- to 10-year timeline for packaged applications at EclipseCon in March..."

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