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osViews: 'Shared Source' Is a Lie

Jun 14, 2004, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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"Microsoft is under a lot of pressure these days, mostly from Linux and the open source camp providing attractive alternatives to the closed world of Windows. Under extreme duress, Microsoft has grudgingly come up with a concept that would give its marketing forces some ammo in their fight against Linux and open source.

"That concept is 'shared source,' and like much that comes out of Microsoft's marketing department, it shouldn't be taken at face value..."

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