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Computerworld.NZ: Paul Vixie: Open Source the Only Way Forward

Jul 13, 2002, 07:30 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juha Saarinen)

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"'Eventually,' says internet pioneer Paul Vixie, 'even Microsoft will have to embrace open source.'

"The giant from Redmond's shared source initiative doesn't go far enough, says Vixie, in the country to deliver talks and workshops at the Auckland Uniforum conference.

"'What's the point of code you can only look at, but not touch?'

"He says that unlike open source, there is no incentive for anyone to freely work with Microsoft. You can't derive anything from the code without Microsoft's permission. As a frequent open source contributor, Vixie thinks it's the only way forward for software..."

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