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)
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"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..."