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Microsoft Open Source Strategy is Upside Down

Aug 26, 2010, 13:05 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The question: What you can see in this slide?

"Yes, the strategy is upside down. Let me explain myself.

"The graphic categorize software in three layers or blocks:

"Bottom Block – Office – Windows – Windows Server: I know that as today (Jun 2010), the more solid OSS products are the foundational ones (the one on the bottom of the chart). Open Source Software like Linux Servers, Ubuntu and OpenOffice.org are solid/stable technologies, but we know that Microsoft doesn't want to hurt its business, so they ignore Linux and put Windows and Office there."

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