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Sep 12, 2002, 20:30 (29 Talkback[s])
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"Can you be more specific, beyond [Linux] being a challenge? What will Microsoft do? You have China and Latin America embracing Linux quite openly.

"There are a number of dimensions we think about. Their community is very, very good, and we're hard at work trying to follow that model. The exchange of source within a certain set of licenses, we've also learned from and we've done a lot today.

"Obviously...the way (Linux) work is done--I think about it in a more componentized way. I believe in integration because I believe it makes peoples' lives simpler. On the other hand, I consider componentization to be a great attribute from an engineering perspective. Then there are things I don't want to learn from them. It's very hard to innovate when you're in a decentralized mode..."

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