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Silicon Valley North: The Era of Proprietary Computing is Over

Feb 25, 2005, 03:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Upson)

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"The era of proprietary computing is over. Its closed, inflexible model is a dinosaur, outliving its purpose--especially now that IT innovation has gone global. The high tech centers in India and China have gotten their jump-start thanks to open source platforms like Linux, and the trend away from proprietary standards will only accelerate as new centres continue to emerge around the globe.

"However, the open source movement isn't the final word on a new industry model either, despite its passionate proponents. While a vital, and necessary evolution in IT, open source works best for fundamental components, like Linux or Java, and not for software needed in a specific industry..."

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