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Institute for Policy Innovation: Has Open Source Reached Its Limits?

Mar 31, 2004, 01:00 (37 Talkback[s])
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"Is it possible that, despite all the hype, open source is not necessarily the best way to develop software? That it's not about to take over the software industry, and that it's no more a threat to Microsoft than were Netscape, the Macintosh or Word Perfect?

"Several important distinctions are slowly starting to become obvious in software. The most important is the distinction between simply writing a program, which any computer science student can do, and creating a software product for the mass market, which requires much more expertise, time and work..."

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