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eWeek: Sun's Schwartz on JDS, DRM, Auto-Update

Apr 20, 2004, 19:45 (2 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

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"Steve Ballmer told eWEEK editors the deal had nothing to do with Linux, that it was only about Solaris. Doesn't that differ from your perspective?

"No, not in the least. I think what he's focused on is ensuring that Microsoft is paid for the protocols that are licensed when delivered in commercial products. But clearly, great portions of Sun's products are built with the contributions made by the open-source community—for example, StarOffice..."

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