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SearchOpenSource: Channel Q&A: IT Shops Worried About Microsoft Deals, Upgrades, Data Centers

Nov 17, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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" What are your customers' reactions to Microsoft's friendly deals with Novell and commercial open source software vendors like SugarCRM?

"Matthew Parker: That Microsoft is starting to realize that open source is a threat to their business model. Microsoft is trying to change people's perceptions without really doing anything meaningful. I really have a hard time thinking that Microsoft wants to change its business model. [In any partnerships] I see Linux having to adapt to Microsoft, rather than the reverse..."

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