Salon Magazine: Ten Predictions for 1999

“Who owns open source?”

“Trademark battles over the right to use the words “open source”
to market software products will become increasingly fierce in
1999. After much legal action, Microsoft will emerge the winner —
it turns out Bill Gates actually invented the concept of “open
source” before dropping out of Harvard. By the end of the year, the
Department of Justice will be disputing Microsoft’s claim that
Linux is an “integral part” of the Windows operating system.”


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