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Byte Magazine: Proprietary Software Is Endemic!

Apr 12, 1999, 11:18 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Herbert M. Sommerer)

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"This month, one Byte.com reader makes the case that the eventual triumph of open source software is a simple matter of evolution."

"Proprietary software is endemic. This is a very short and posh statement. It denies all big software giants (Tyrannomicrosoftus Williamsus) the right to dominate the market (and the world) as development and availability of open software is a reality."

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"Without the free passage of information, software production is bound to fail, just as the Soviet Union failed because it restricted the free flow of information. The same effect will destroy Microsoft and all other manufacturers who will not make their code available to other developers."

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