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The New Zealand Herald: Microsoft Puts the Boot into Open Source

Aug 07, 2003, 01:00 (12 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft seized the moment at an open-source conference for state-sector IT staff to make an all-out assault on its competitor, attacking 'weaknesses' in the way open-source software is created.

"Competitive strategy manager Brett Roberts told the Government information systems managers' forum in Wellington yesterday that despite the common perception, the open-source community and Microsoft were not at loggerheads.

"Proprietary software vendors were at one end of a continuum and non-commercial open-source developers at the other, he said..."

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