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Computerworld: Microsoft Exec: Open-source Model Endangers Software Economy

Mar 17, 2004, 16:45 (44 Talkback[s])
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"A Microsoft Corp. official yesterday questioned how the software industry could survive if users are getting software for free through open-source.

"For-profit software companies will struggle for a business model against free software, said Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Jim Gray. He served on a panel last night on software trends, XML, Web services and grids at the Software Development Conference and Expo West 2004 show in Santa Clara, Calif..."

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