Computerworld Australia: TechEd: Microsoft to Clone Open Source

“If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, developer of
the open source fire transfer tool rsync, Andrew ‘Tridge’ Tridgell
has every reason to smile as Microsoft announced a similar utility
will feature in the next Windows server release.

“Speaking at this year’s TechEd conference on the Gold Coast on
Wednesday, Redmond-based Windows Server group director Iain
McDonald said the next update of Windows Server 2003, dubbed ‘R2,’
will reduce bandwidth for file transfers for organizations with
many branch offices…”

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