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Salon: Microsoft über alles

Dec 26, 1998, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"In January, the term "open source" did not exist. By December there was no avoiding it."

"In 1998, the public woke up and realized that the affairs of the Internet and the technology industry weren't merely the province of over-educated engineers and social misfits. Instead, they seemed to become the overwhelming force behind the global economy, a powerful influence on the dynamics of U.S. politics and media and an increasingly potent fuel for social change."

"On Halloween, Eric Raymond, open source's No. 1 evangelist, published a leaked Microsoft memo detailing how open source challenged the software giant's business."

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