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New Zealand Herald: Microsoft Turns It Up at Open-source Forum

May 21, 2002, 16:00 (30 Talkback[s])
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"In a lively extended meeting Open Source Society spokesman and developer Mike Harrison outlined what open source software is, the various ways it is licensed, and the benefits and pitfalls of using it to develop applications.

"Microsoft manager Brett Roberts questioned comparisons between Microsoft products and what open source competitors were using in equivalent versions and offered up Windows XP and Office XP for comparison against the latest in open source.

"'I'll send you a copy,' he said to Harrison. 'I think it's a good idea you have that...'"

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