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PC Pro: Why Open-Source Software Will Never Pose a Threat to Microsoft

Jul 25, 2006, 02:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Danton)

"There can be no doubt that Microsoft is afraid of the open-source movement. Last month, as part of the conditions for allowing us to include Office 2007 on the cover disc, Microsoft Corp--in many ways a company distinct from the far cuddlier and more approachable Microsoft UK--wouldn't allow us to put any open-source software onto the same disc.

"But if Microsoft believes open-source developers are going to disappear if it closes its eyes and puts its fingers in its ears, then it's wrong on two counts..."

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