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PLCOM: Free software will be the high-tech story to watch in 1999

“Microsoft facing a new opponent in the open-source movement:
`Wave of the future'”

“Microsoft Corp. faced an unexpectedly tough opponent in 1998 in
the form of the U.S. Department of Justice, but in 1999 the
software giant is likely to contend with an even more potent force:
the free-software movement also known as open source.”

“A growing number of industry leaders…are embracing the
radical notion that giving away software”

“`You’re talking about early-stage products,’ said Mr. Zorfass.
`Let’s see if these products hold together in the second, third and
fourth generations.'”


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