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Network Week: Open Source Community Fears Loss Of Perl

Jun 09, 1999, 09:19 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Kimber)

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"Web programmers feared they could lose one of the underlying secrets of the Web's success after Microsoft announced it would pay California Perl distributor ActiveState Tool to extend Perl's performance in Windows."

"The news triggered an explosion of outrage among developers after ActiveState announced it was working on ActivePerl extensions."

"Developers have come to rely on the free, Open Source language to build interactive web-sites and a growing number of automated Internet applications."

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