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