[ Thanks to Kelly
McNeill for this link. ] Tom Nadeau points out the
obvious: Microsoft officials are fearful that they will lose
revenues to open-source vendors. Geez, there's a shocker.
"Numerous reasons have been offered as to why Microsoft
has become fearful of open-source software (OSS). Some claim it has
to do with philosophical arguments in favor of a single
standard-bearer. That's laughable, of course, because the users who
have fought with MS Office file versions know that Microsoft does
not have a 'single' standard to bear. Others claim it is simply a
case of Microsoft fearing that it will lose control of software
developers. The real reason is more basic. It's simple
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